Losing The War On Drugs Year After Year
Joe | Sep 27, 2012 | Comments 0
There are (relatively) very few people left in this country that will say we are winning “The War on Drugs.” The federal government has spent over $1 trillion on trying to reduce drug use in this country over the last 40 years, and it is much higher (no pun intended) now than it was then. The war has spurred violence from coast to coast, enriching criminals and criminal cartels.
So is anything going to change?
The only thing that has changed so far is the words. The reporter in the video below buys the new government “position” hook, line and sinker, claiming that officials are focusing more on “treatment.” But as we discussed the other day, this is simply not true as almost 60% of the federal drug policy budget is still spent on law enforcement, not treatment.
Instead of taking a different path, officials have chosen to just lie and not mention “The War on Drugs” anymore. But we know it is still in full effect, and we will continue to report on it every single day.