Drug War

The Latest Conservative Argument for the Drug War

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The libertarian position on the government’s drug war is straightforward. There should be no laws at any level of government for any reason regarding the buying, selling, growing, processing, transporting, manufacturing, advertising, using, possessing, or “trafficking” of any drug for any reason. All government agencies devoted to fighting the war on drugs should be abolished and the war on drugs ... [click for more]

Blame Drug Cartels on the Drug War

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Even if the drug war were to end today, there would still be street crime and gangs in the far-distant future. However, these issues would be on a dramatically smaller scale. Mexico’s street gangs could never ascend to the level of an organized crime outfit without the massive profits from illegal drugs to pay for the necessary weaponry, hitmen, ... [click for more]

Decriminalization Is Not Enough

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According to recently released FBI crime data, there were 1,572,579 drug arrests in the United States last year. That’s an average of one drug arrest nearly every 20 seconds. The total number is up by about 5.6 percent from the 1,488,707 arrests for drug crimes in the United States in 2015. Because of a change in how ... [click for more]

Cows and Cannabis

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Lynching is on the rise. No, it is not occurring in the Deep South. No, it is not being perpetrated by white men. And no, it is not being done because of the color of someone’s skin. Lynching is occurring in India. It is being carried out by Hindus. And it is being done because of someone’s diet. India is ... [click for more]

The Problem with Harris County’s Relaxing of Its Marijuana Laws

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Although marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical use and eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Other states have decriminalized certain marijuana-possession offenses. There are numerous restrictions, of course. But some freedom is better than no freedom. Texas is not one of these states. Partial ... [click for more]

End the Drug War: Conference at FAMU

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In conjunction with the ACLU at Florida A&M University, the ACLU at Barry University, and the ACLU at the University of Central Florida, The Future of Freedom Foundation was pleased to present an evening program on the campus of Florida A&M University College of Law on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that addressed the war ... [click for more]

“End the War on Drugs” in Orlando

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  In conjunction with the ACLU at Florida A&M University, the ACLU at Barry University, and the ACLU at the University of Central Florida, The Future of Freedom Foundation is pleased to present an evening program on the campus of Florida A&M University College of Law on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that will ... [click for more]

States’ Rights and the War on Drugs

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On February 22, a joint letter was issued by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education rejecting the Obama administration’s position that federal nondiscrimination laws require public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice. In May of last year, the ... [click for more]
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