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“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded—here and there, now and then—are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck."”     Robert A. Heinlein,    The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

November 25, 2006

The Drug Slaughter

by mike

Radley Balko’s got a list that’s entirely too long over at his place detailing several lesser known examples of the results of the heroic war against “drugs.”

And by “drugs,” I mean of course small time drug users, people who happen to live with drug users, people who live next door to drug users, and people who have the misfortune of having an address that looks similar to that of a drug user. If you happen to be any one of the afore mentioned people, that’s enough to get you killed in the pursuit of eliminating drugs from our society. But hey, it’s the price that has to be paid, right? Because those damn kids can’t be allowed to smoke marijuana and screw up their own lives.

By gum, it worked against alcohol, and it’ll work against drugs. Oh, wait…


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