Richard Nixon kicked off a War on Drugs that still rages today.
Nixon’s directive has remained true for the last 40 years.
“This is one area where we cannot have budget cuts because we must wage what I have called total war against public enemy number one in the United States, the problem of dangerous drugs.”
In total war, combatants and the civilian population are not differentiated.
When the phenomena of crack cocaine (crack cocaine is just powder cocaine with baking soda, water, and heat) hit the streets, President Reagan signed into law mandatory minimum sentences that disproportionally sentenced users of crack cocaine and users powder cocaine. Crack, with it longer sentences, was primarily a poor minority drug.
Methamphetamine sparked the three strikes rule in the 90’s, and people are now serving life sentences for non-violent drug crimes.
Today we’ve moved on to the synthetics. We had the sudden DEA terror show that started with the zombie face eating frenzy. That hasn’t popped back up in mainstream media, but now the feds have been able to throw it on a Schedule too.Details