End the Drug War

Radley Balko writes what Phelps should have said.

Tell you what. I’ll make you a deal. I’ll apologize for smoking pot when every politician who ever did drugs and then voted to uphold or strengthen the drug laws marches his ass off to the nearest federal prison to serve out the sentence he wants to impose on everyone else for committing the same crimes he committed. I’ll apologize when the sons, daughters, and nephews of powerful politicians who get caught possessing or dealing drugs in the frat house or prep school get the same treatment as the no-name, probably black kid caught on the corner or the front stoop doing the same thing.

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3 comments on “End the Drug War

  1. coffee says:

    Phelps might have made alienated a few people with that pot-smoking picture, but i think he gained the support of another huge group of people to take their place

  2. Andy Meek says:

    Please, please read the new book (2015) ‘Chasing the Scream’ by Johann Hari which articulates the arguments against the so-called war on drugs at length and in gripping, readable detail. I have rarely been so impressed or had my opinions so changed by a book. See http://chasingthescream.com/

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