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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ben Carson wants to 'Intensify' the insane War on Drugs

Ben: "More Police State Please."

  • The so-called "war" on drugs is about as effective as the "war" on terror.  Both wars are undermining the Constitution and our Bill of Rights. Now Ben Carson wants to double down on the failed drug war.
  • Special Note  -  Both parties have no problem with multi-national pharmaceutical corporations getting tens of millions of people addicted to legal narcotics.  Why?  Because big business funds the campaigns of the politicians.
  • Ben is a great guy and would make a wonderful Surgeon General or HHS Secretary in the coming Trump Administration . . . . but a President.  Give me a break.  He is way too soft spoken (weak?) and the hard core politicians of the world would eat him alive.

(International Business Times)  -  Ben Carson . . . told Glenn Beck this week that he wants to “intensify” the so-called War on Drugs. The exchange came during a series of rapid-fire questions hosted by the Blaze.
When Beck asked Carson if he wanted to continue the War on Drugs, Carson responded, “Absolutely.” A slightly confused Beck clarified “You do?” And Carson replied confidently, “I would intensify it.”
The War on Drugs, which began under former President Richard Nixon in 1971, is widely considered a failure. It costs the U.S. about $51 billion per year, according to the Drug Policy Alliance, a New York City-based group that advocates to reform drug policy in the U.S. and other countries. 
While Republicans have long been supportive of the War on Drugs, the topic of legalizing marijuana came up during the second presidential debate Sept. 16 and a number of GOP candidates said they would like to reform the criminal justice system to include less severe punishments for drug offenders.
As the public increasingly supports treatment-based approaches to helping people who use drugs, politicians are starting to catch up. A Pew Research Center report from April 2014 found that 67 percent of Americans say the government should focus on providing treatment for drug offenders instead of prosecuting them. 
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