great that you bring attention to this issue...last month when Chris Rock was on HBO, he said "It's not that the govt wants you to stop using drugs...they just want you to use THEIR drugs". Isn't that the truth!
Interestingly, there is now a new organization out there that is spreading the (gulp) idea of complete drug legalization across the land. And I happen to be a member. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition was founded by 5 cops in 2002 and now boasts a membership of 3600 cops, judges, prosecutors and others in the criminal justice system, as well as concerned citizens who call for this end to drug prohibition.
Our website is located at http://www.leap.cc.
You'll find bios of our speakers, events where we speak at like the Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, to retired folks, veterans and college students and we attend as exhibitors at all kinds of conferences...conferences like the National Sheriff's Association, National Org of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Intl Assoc of Women Police. Response is always great.
So, Will, keep chatting about this issue. Politicians are afraid of the issue though most of them whisper of it ending. It's a paper tiger, just like the Berlin Wall. It'll fall over as soon as everyone sees that there is very little support of it.
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"First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then came the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did little. Then when they came for me, there was no one left to stand up for me." German Protestant Pastor Martin Niemöller 1892-1984