The War on Drugs is a War on Freedom
by Laurence M. Vance
It would be difficult to find a better example of a failed government program than the war on drugs.
Not only has the drug war failed to stem the use of illicit drugs in American society; it has also allowed the federal government to gain vast power over the American people, at the expense of individual liberty. Moreover, in an era in which out-of-control federal spending and debt are of paramount concern to American taxpayers, U.S. officials continue to spend more than $40 billion a year to wage the drug war.
In the 19 essays in this book, Laurence Vance sets forth a persuasive case for totally legalizing drugs—all drugs.
Under what moral authority does government punish people for ingesting substances that the authorities consider harmful?
And how can such a power—the power to fine, incarcerate, and imprison a person for ingesting a harmful substance—be reconciled with the fundamental principles of individual liberty?
This book should be read by every American who is concerned about the principles of morality, freedom, free markets, the Constitution, and limited government.
- Author: Laurence M. Vance
- Publisher: The Future of Freedom Foundation
- Release Date: 2017