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    Like the brilliant movie Traffic pionts out, The war on drugs is nothing more than a war on ourselves.  It is beyond stupid.

    Well, not that I 'm totally depressed, I think I'll go watch football, at least that will let my decompress until my team starts sucking :0

    "Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is."- Gandhi

    by voter for sale on Sun Sep 10, 2006 at 08:46:56 AM PDT

    •  I've always thought it was more of a war.... (1+ / 0-)
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      on black people. A form of 'ethnic cleansing' if you will.

      Look at the sentencing laws. A small amount of powder cocaine gets you a fine, maybe a night or a week in jail and some community service.

      Crack cocaine? Multiply the sentence by ten times at least. The anti crack, law enforcement effort is focused on poor, black neighborhoods but more crack is smoked by middle class and upper class white folk but the jails aren't filled up with rich white people.

      Poor, white folk and latinos are victims of the system to but nowhere near the level that poor black people are.

      I am guided by a force much greater than luck.>>Lucas

      by Rex Manning on Sun Sep 10, 2006 at 11:41:59 AM PDT

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        it's a war on the plant intself. Hemp is not illegal because it gets people stoned, it's illegal because Dupont (nylon) and oil companies lobbied to make it illegal so they could make mo money, mo money, mo money.

        The mandatory minimum laws are also brought about by lobbying by  the prison-industrial machine, again for money.

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