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Why The War on Drugs Should End


Many have asked me, why would someone who makes a good living off defending people charged with drug crimes want to end the war on drugs? My short answer is, freedom is more important.

My longer answer is, the drug war has been a huge failure and should be ended immediately. This does not mean that we should not acknowledge that we have a drug addiction problem, we do. But, just as we do not put people in prison for other medical conditions such as heart conditions and cancer, we should also not put people in prison for drug addictions. We need to get these cases out of our criminal justice system as they are bogging down our already overburdened court system and creating more problems than they are solving, if they ever solved any at all.

We have more people in cages in this country than any other country on Earth. We can't be the land of the free and the land of the incarcerated at the same time. Our jails and prisons are overcrowded. Much of this is due to people being incarcerated for victimless drug crimes. It's time we end this ridiculous drug war, which is really just a war on our fellow citizens. Instead, let's help anyone who has an addiction problem get the medical help they need. We can do better than putting our fellow citizens in cages for what is a health problem, not a criminal justice problem.

We need to end the war on drugs and once again be "the land of the free."

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Posted by Marc J. Victor in Other on May 08 at 08:24 AM  ·  Public

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