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"In a free country, consenting adults ought to be able to do with our own bodies—or to our bodies—anything, as long as we don’t hurt anyone else. People who don’t like what we do have every right to complain about our behavior, to boycott, or picket, or embarrass us. Let them mock and shame, but shaming is one thing. Government force is another. Prohibition means we empower the state to send out people with guns to force people to do what the majority says is moral. That’s not right. And it doesn’t even work."
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Cop Slams Racist “Drug War”

Neill Franklin, a former Baltimore narcotics cop, says that policing in the “war on drugs” has a racially disproportionate impact but that our prohibition laws create crime and violence that everyone is unfortunately subject to being victimized by. 

John McWhorter on how ending drug prohibition will help black America

"This is not some boring point about pot. Legalization of marijuana, that’s nice, but that’s a whole different set of issues. I’m talking about the hard stuff, I’m talking about heroin on sale at the drug store. The idea is that if you can buy it at the store, there’s no way to make a living selling it on the street, and therefore no more serious crisis in black America."

"In a free country, consenting adults ought to be able to do with our own bodies—or to our bodies—anything, as long as we don’t hurt anyone else. People who don’t like what we do have every right to complain about our behavior, to boycott, or picket, or embarrass us. Let them mock and shame, but shaming is one thing. Government force is another. Prohibition means we empower the state to send out people with guns to force people to do what the majority says is moral. That’s not right. And it doesn’t even work."
"Vice is part of life. I want to discourage immoral behavior too, but outlawing it doesn’t make it go away. It just drives it underground, and that makes it much worse."
"Neighborhoods are really being destroyed because drugs are illegal. We don’t have dangerous booze houses because you could go to a liquor store. There are no organized French wine syndicates or European cheese gangs. We have drug robberies only because drugs are restricted. Our government says nicotine and heroin are equally addictive, but no one’s knocking over 7-11s to get Marlboros. It’s prohibition that causes crime."

John Stossel and Nick Gillespie discuss drug prohibition

"You can clearly see that something has gone seriously wrong with the way that we treat illicit substances if you’re arresting a grandmother for buying cold medicine for her grandchildren."

End the Drug War, Save Black America →

Why drug legalization is a civil rights issue

Ann Coulter and John Stossel Drug War Debate

Ron Paul on marijuana, prohibition, and personal freedom

Montel Williams on John Stossel - Medical Marijuana

Montel never lets me down!

Stossel Supports Sting and Drug Policy Alliance and Calls Drug War a Failure

Watch: John Stossel - The Drug Wars →

Amazing! Good job, Stossel.

If you’re unfamiliar with the full legalization argument, here is some food for thought.

Currently watching the debate between Neill Franklin, a former narcotics agent in Baltimore (anti-drug war) and Paul Chabot, who served in the Drug Czar’s office under Clinton and Bush (pro-drug war). This is going to be interesting.