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Fox Should End Drug War


“When President Bush travels to Mexico this week, Mexican President Fox has the opportunity to help lead the world out of one of its most immoral and destructive wars — the war on drugs. The drug war, as Fox well knows, has produced nothing but failure, death, destruction, and corruption within the Mexican government. Already one Latin American president is calling for an end to the drug war–Uruguay’s president, Jorge Batlle, who recently told the New York Times, ‘I don’t know if drugs kill more than alcohol or tobacco, but I know they kill thousands on the battlefields of Colombia.’ Asked what the solution was to Colombia’s civil war, Battle responded, ‘Legalize drugs and bring Colombia into NAFTA.’ Batlle argued that drug legalization would lower drug prices and cut into the drug cartels’ profits. Fox should followBatlle’s lead and tell Bush that it’s time to end the death, destruction, and corruption by ending the war on drugs.”

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    Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.