The proponents of the war on drugs have seen all of their strategies fail. Many intelligent and thoughtful people from Charles Schultz, former Secretary of State to Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico to Kurt Schmoke, the Democratic mayor of Baltimore have all said the current "drug war" is not working. We are spending billions of dollars, arresting and jailing millions of people, as military style police units trample on the Bill of Rights of the Constitution in pursuing the "enemy" -- people who many times have committed no harm against anyone else's life, liberty or property. Certainly we all know that abuse of drugs can destroy lives, but we must stop a failed policy that currently benefits primarily politicians, bureaucrats and criminals. If elected to the Senate I will do everything within my power to end the insane War On Drugs and help establish a more rational policy for our country in dealing with this problem.Click on the following links which support my views on this issue.
John's Speech: Rethinking The Futile War On Drugs
End the Drug War - Joseph Farah
Media Awareness Project - This article is scary! Under this bill (S.486) I could go to jail just for having this on my website!
Return to True Liberty, End Drug War! - A retired police chief's letter to The Wall Street Journal editor.
Another Casualty of the Drug War - Best selling author murdered by government policy.
Other Websites - Useful information on the drug issue.