Jun 15, 2011

Legalization: End ‘war on drugs’ by legalizing drugs - OpEd

Glad to see someone point out the inconsistency of the Shultz-Volker position

End ‘war on drugs’ by legalizing drugs - Chicago Sun-Times: "In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, (George) Shultz and (Paul) Volcker, (explaining their participation in and support of the Global Commission on Drug Policy report), liken the war on drugs to alcohol prohibition, approvingly quote Milton Friedman’s argument that “illegality creates obscene profits that finance the murderous tactics of the drug lords” and “leads to the corruption of law enforcement officials,” and then recoil in horror from the logical conclusion, saying “we do not support the simple legalization of all drugs.” If illegality is the problem, legality is the solution."

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