Ending the Global War on Drugs

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Reason.tv reports from Cato’s big conference.

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9 Responses to “Ending the Global War on Drugs”

  1. #1 |  JdL | 

    Excellent! Of course, the idiots in Washington DC will fight tooth and nail to keep from acknowledging anything sensible when it comes to drugs.

  2. #2 |  Irving Washington | 

    O’Grady’s comment’s about Obama’s crackdown on medical marijuana, I think, are too kind. If that’s not a payoff to police unions, I don’t know what is.

  3. #3 |  GT | 

    HIlarious to see that stupid Fucker Carlson – the guy whose pretentious douchebaggery got pimp-slapped so hard by Jon Stewart, that the network took ‘Crossfire’ off the air almost immediately.

    I see Fucker has been cured of the retarded “I wear a bowtie so folks will think I’m smart and urbane” trope, too. But he’s still a retarded bourgeois cockhead who thinks that regurgitating the retarded brayings of Alinsky and Strauss is a sign of intellect.

  4. #4 |  Dave | 

    I love that the “rational” solution is to decriminalize as to regulate – in turn enriching the government with taxes. Because, in the end it’s all about the state. Fuck the people.

  5. #5 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    I wish I could figure out how GT feels about Tucker Carlson.

  6. #6 |  Fascist Nation | 

    blah, blah, blah

    What we choose to put into our own bodies is nobody’s business but ourselves. Bottomline: Until the costs to those who say otherwise exceeds the benefits derived from enforcing their control the slavery will continue.

  7. #7 |  CyniCAl | 

    @#4 | Dave

    Absolutely correct. Statism is the disease. What’s the cure? Why, more statism!!!

  8. #8 |  StrangeOne | 

    I think its just a sad statement about the world today, that all policy changes must be framed in a way that emphasizes how it benefits the government first.

    No one can make human rights arguments anymore. It has to be about taxation, or public health, or government waste. It has nothing to do with the direct consequences of government policy resulting in the deaths and destroyed lives of millions of people.

    You see the same thing with torture arguments. The problem, as mainstream critics see it, is that it provides poor or outright false intelligence. Never mind that it’s a monstrous policy and a hallmark of tyrannical regimes, it’s bad because it’s providing the government with inferior intelligence.

  9. #9 |  JOR | 

    #8, Yes, I honest to god can’t stand “realists” (so-called) for this exact reason. All that realists have accomplished is to ensure reality is and stays fucked up. The only arguments that appeal to the mainstream are arguments that are plainly and obviously false – that liberty and fairness would be somehow better for the elite (“natural” or otherwise) and their order of things.

    Which is why the mainstream should not be pandered to.