Truisms In Support Of Abolishment Of Anti-Constitutional Prohibition Laws

"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of intemperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's apetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that ARE NOT CRIMES. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principals apon which our country was founded."---Abraham Lincoln/Speech in the Illinois House of Representitives/12-18-1840 ! "The prestige of government has been diminished undoughtedly by the prohibition laws. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is connected with this."---Albert Einstein !! Marijuana WILL be legalized some day, because the many law students who now smoke pot will someday become Congressmen and they'll legalize it in order to protect themselves. !!!
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Truisms

well written and I couldn't agree more!

law students

We thought law students would help change pot laws back in the 60's . There's a small problem with attorney's and that is to make money. If the pot laws bring in the business, then it's up to someone else to change the law . Criminal attorney's make a living defending client's charged with drug crimes, it's just good business .

Get the prohibition

to comply with any of these constitutional promises and mandates:

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

The criminalization of ever larger numbers of Americans does not help "to form a more perfect union".

That same criminalization does not "establish justice". In fact it is doing great harm to the establishments of justice in America. Respect for the rule of law has never been lower in America.

Well funded street gangs with international connections thanks to the drug prohibition diminishes rather than "insure domestic tranquility".

According to U.S. military and drug intelligence experts more than 35% of the stateless terrorist armies and groups that plague the free world are funded with prohibition dollars. The Taliban get 70% of their funding from the heroin market that is protected by prohibition. Support for the drug war is a direct military attack on America's common defense. rather than "provid(ing) for the common defense".

Addicts and gangsters selling drugs tax free and without social and regulatory restraint to all comers does anything but "promote the general welfare".

"secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity". There is no real political or social liberty for the ever growing millions who are criminalized by prohibition. The New York Times defined this group as a "sub-caste" of Americans more than 16,000,000 strong and growing by hundreds of thousands each and every year.

The war on drugs is the erosion of American constitutional values and the subversion of our democratic institutions. That is the drug war's only real purpose.

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Hi,

Just a quick hello from as I'm new to the board. I've seen some interesting posts so far.

To be honest I'm new to forums in general :)

John

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