Obama’s renewed ‘War on Drugs’ is ironically led by the Department of Justice while they are currently trying to cover-up the Gunwalker/Fast & Furiousscandal that involves the federal government handing military-style assault weapons over to Mexican drug cartels. The guns have been used to murder people on both sides of the border.
More than 42,000 people have been killed in drug related violence in Mexico since their president Felipe Calderon stepped up his ‘War on Drugs’ in 2006.
Legalization of drugs will end drug trade related violence.
The US ‘War on Drugs’ is an abject failure that costs US taxpayers $15 billion a year, or $500 a second. The ‘War on Drugs’ has wrongly imprisoned tens of millions of non-violent American drug users and costs taxpayers almost $200 billion a year.
If the federal government was sincere about stopping drug use, they would end the CIA’s drug smuggling adventures.
The federal government’s enhanced War on Drugs is not really about drugs, it’s about crushing States Rights under the Tenth Amendment and generating mega-profits for the pharmaceutical industry.
THE 10th AMENDMENT AND MARIJUANA
California legalized medical marijuana, despite federal government attempts to stop the State, but California nullified the federal drug law under the 10th Amendment. In 2005, California lost the federal Supreme Court case against medical marijuana. But California nullified the federal Supreme Court power grab, thus setting a precedent for ignoring the Supreme Court when they fail to follow the Constitution.