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Archive for the 'War On Drugs' Category

Gary Johnson On California’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative

by @ Saturday, October 9th, 2010. Filed under Gary Johnson, Individual Liberty, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, War On Drugs

Gary Johnson On Rand Paul And Drug Legalization

by @ Thursday, August 19th, 2010. Filed under Gary Johnson, Individual Liberty, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, War On Drugs

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson was on The Ed Show the other day talking about Rand Paul and marijuana legalization: Keep an eye on this guy.

Five Ways The War On (Some) Drugs Hurts Children

by @ Wednesday, August 11th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, War On Drugs

Portugal Legalizes Drugs, Crime Goes Down

by @ Monday, June 21st, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, War On Drugs

A report from the BBC:

John Stossel Takes On The War On (Some) Drugs

by @ Sunday, June 20th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, War On Drugs

Last Thursday’s episode of Stossel on Fox Business Channel was devoted to the War on Drugs. Here’s the episode in it’s entirety if you missed it. Part One: Read more » Part Two: Part Three: Part Four: Part Five: Part Six: Part Seven: « Hide it

Memo To The Tea Party: Support Freedom ? Oppose The Drug War

by @ Monday, June 7th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, War On Drugs

Over at NRO, Jeffrey Miron argues that the Tea Party movement should take a stand against the War On (Some) Drugs: If the party is true to its principles — fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets — it must side with the libertarians. Fiscal responsibility means limiting government expenditures to programs that can […]

Video Captures The Brutal Reality Of The War On (Some) Drugs

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, War On Drugs

Radley Balko passes along this video of a February drug raid in Missouri: Background: Police arrested Jonathan E. Whitworth, 25, of 1501 Kinloch Court on Feb. 11 on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and second-degree child endangerment. A police SWAT team entered Whitworth’s residence around 8:30 p.m. suspecting a large amount […]

Medical Marijuana Gets Final Approval From D.C. City Council

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, War On Drugs, Washington DC

Yesterday, the D.C. City Council gave final approval to a bill that would legalize the sale of marijuana for medicinal purposes in the nation’s capital: On Tuesday, the D.C. Council gave final approval to a bill establishing a legal medical marijuana program. If Congress signs off, District doctors — like their counterparts in 14 states, […]

Milton Friedman: Why Drugs Should Be Legalized

by @ Sunday, April 25th, 2010. Filed under Economics, Individual Liberty, War On Drugs

The great Milton Friedman explains in this video from two decades away why the War On (Some) Drugs should be ended:

Quote Of The Day

by @ Thursday, April 22nd, 2010. Filed under Blogging, Individual Liberty, Quote Of The Day, War On Drugs

I can think of few acts as harmless as smoking a joint, even in a public park, and I find it hard to believe that a New York police officer feels a pressing need to arrest a public pot smoker rather than patrol the city’s streets. — Kristen Davis, Candidate For Governor Of New York […]

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