OFF THE STREET

OFF THE STREET

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

bastiatlaw@aol.com

tgsammons.wordpress.com

Drug Prohibition ought to be repealed so that adult Americans can safely purchase their drugs of choice from licensed sellers at a reasonable price.

Following decades of waging the so-called War on Drugs, drug agents still try to justify their outrageously expensive existence by boasting that they “get the drugs off the street”. But of course that’s utter nonsense. They surely know that Drug Prohibition is what drove much of the drug market to the street in the first place.

A real crime must involve force or fraud. It has been painfully obvious for decades that prohibition inflated prices actually generate such crimes. Prohibition is in fact a color of law racket that does nothing more than create financial opportunity for parasites on both sides of the law. It’s the money that generates most so-called drug related crimes, not the physiological effect of the drugs themselves.

Think about it. Check out the War on Drugs Clock http://www.drugsense.org/wodclock.htm and ask yourself whether or not you would voluntarily dump your hard earned money into prohibition’s bottomless pit

Why would any American believe himself to be morally obliged to encourage his government to do something that his own conscience would forbid that he do himself? Having been confidentially informed that your harmless next-door neighbor uses illicit drugs, would you consider yourself obliged to intrude upon his privacy, subdue and handcuff him, then take him to a jail where he will be caged then ransomed pending his being legally impoverished and/or imprisoned?

Why do Americans today tolerate the incremental re-imposition of abusive Government Power, something from which Americans have supposedly fought to be free since 1776? I suggest returning to American Basics by keeping a copy of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence handy at all times.  By repeatedly subjecting it to critical thinking, an individual willing to do so just might evolve into a philosophically competent American.

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Born in 1936, Tinsley Grey Sammons bastiatlaw@aol.com is a self-educated individual with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Permission to reprint in whole or in part is granted, provided full credit is given.

One Response to “OFF THE STREET”

  1. Gene Hockenbury Says:

    Sometime in the 70s, I forget just when, marijuana sold for a mere $10.00 an ounce. Supposedly the fields in Mexico were sprayed with a substance called paraquat. Suddenly the price of pot went to $40.00 an ounce. I still believe there was no such thing as paraquat. Now who know what the price of pot is. My guess would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $160.00 to $200.00 an ounce. Legalization might be the answer but unless there is a way to control it then that will never happen. The use of alcohol and tobacco causes more health problems that marijuana but they are controlled. Our government does not care if we are healthy or not, all the want is the income to divide among the crooks in D.C.

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