Posts tagged War on Drugs
Posts tagged War on Drugs
Today is the 79th anniversary of the repeal of alcohol Prohibition. On this day I give you, not only the beautiful image above, but also this list, via the Economic Freedom blog, of items that the government still prohibits. I would probably add Buckyballs to the list.
"Has nobody noticed that the authorities can’t even keep drugs out of the prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem?" - Ron Paul, during his farewell to Congress
Ambition vs. Money
A major victory is scored forjury nullificationwith the acquittal of felony marijuana charges – and it’s all thanks to a “straight-laced little old lady” juror and participant ofthe Free State Project
Doug Darrell beat the odds and walked home from his trial as a free man on Friday, a major win for the state’s new jury nullification law. Facing felony drug cultivation charges for growing marijuana plants behind his house, the 59-year-old Rastafarian saw all of the charges against him dropped after jurors in his trial successfully convinced their peers to nullify the case on the grounds that Darrell was simply trying to obey the customs of his religion.
“Many of us wondered what kind of precedent this would set,” said juror and FSP participant Cathleen Converse in an exclusive interview with Free Talk Live. “But after chewing on all of the possibilities and re-reading the definition of nullification, we all decided that the only fair thing to do was to vote with our consciences and acquit the defendant of all charges.”
What else did you expect from President Obama’s AMA?
Ok. We’ve had quite a few presidents admitting to using drugs. And now, a senator and presidential candidate’s daughter.
Who could possibly argue that any of these people would be better off if they were caught with the illegal substance?
It’s obvious that it’s time to end this War on Peaceful People, or, as the government propagandists call it, the War on Drugs.
Over the past few months, the police force in Prince George’s County, Maryland has been dealing with a strange rash of robberies. Thieves have been going into grocery stores and drug stores, loading their carts up with Tide laundry soap, and then rushing out the door where they have a get-away car waiting. As Anthony Randazzo explains, it turns out that the detergent is street currency for buying pot and cocaine. Briefcases full of cash are being cast aside in favor of blaze-orange containers of laundry soap. Tide, as the money gods would have it, carries nearly all the characteristics of sound money.