Tag Archives: War on Drugs

Constitution Daily: Staff- Happy Days Are Here Again: The 21st Amendment Repeals Prohibition

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Constitution Daily: Staff- Happy Days Are Here Again: The 21st Amendment Repeals Prohibition If you think the so-called War on Drugs in America goes back to 1971 which is way … Continue reading

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President Jimmy Carter: One Ounce: Proposing Marijuana Decriminalization in 1977

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat President Jimmy Carter in 1977, proposing what even now some Conservative Republicans, like Senator Rand Paul and a few others in Congress support today. Which is decriminalizing marijuana at the Federal … Continue reading

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The Economist: Staff: Jailhouse Nation

The Economist: Staff: Jailhouse Nation I agree with The Economist, that the War on Drugs in America is the biggest contributor to our large prison population. That costs American taxpayers billions of dollars every year. As well as the fact … Continue reading

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The Economist: Video: The Real Cost of The War on Drugs

The Economist: Video: The Real Cost of The War on Drugs America, at least at one point and perhaps they still are, was the biggest consumer of narcotics, legal and otherwise, in the world. One reason why you see so … Continue reading

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Pot-TV: Andrew Bernstein- ‘The Case For Ending Drug Prohibition’

  Source: The New Democrat I mostly agree with Andrew Bernstein here and I disagree with him when it comes to full legalization. I’m not a Libertarian and that is just one example of why I wouldn’t legalize cocaine, heroin and … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Elaine Teng- Congress Blocks Washington-DC Marijuana Legalization: Time For Big Government to Butt Out

This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus I’ve lost count how many times Republicans and so-called Conservatives talk about the need for federalism, state and local control, but that as long as states and locals governing what … Continue reading

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Constitution Daily: Lyle Denniston- The Constitution Outside the Courts: The U.S. Sentencing Commission: Making Punishment Fit the Crimes

Overcrowded Jail This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Making punishment fit the crime should be an obvious statement if it isn’t, but if you look at our criminal justice system that of course is not always the … Continue reading

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