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Monday, 14 April 2014

Thom Hartmann: Video: Time to Fire Drug Enforcement Agency Director Michelle Leonhart! The Stupidity of the War on Drugs



This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

I have a better idea than Thom Hartmann's. How about firing the whole damn Drug Enforcement Agency and replacing them with something more intelligent, and easier to understand and explain like the U.S. tax code.  Damn straight, bring them all in, starting with Director Michelle Leonhart, and say, "You're fired!  (Quoting the Donald.) We can't afford your stupidity anymore."  With a national debt of around seventeen-trillion dollars we can't afford to spend fifty-billion dollars a year on this stupid War on Drugs.  It's is as stupid as one person spending a million dollars a year on bubble gum.

I don't know this for a fact but I believe this is my first ever satire about the stupid War on Drugs, which we know is not real because of all of the dangerous legal narcotics in the country. I'll check my blogger files for anyone who is actually interested in knowing if this is my first War on Drugs satire or not. And if you really need to know that than you probably are up late every night watching the Home Shopping Network and simply do not have enough constructive things to do with your time.

If we wanted a real War on Drugs, not only would alcohol and tobacco be illegal today but also addictive prescription drugs as well. If you want to assess the damage that narcotics have done in this country, start with the legal drugs first.  There are millions of Americans who use dangerous narcotics   but aren't in jail because the drugs that they use are legal. Some of them are smart about how they use them.  They don't get addicted to them.  Others, like the DEA, are not so bright and really mess themselves up, as well as innocent people with whom they interact.

I actually agree with Thom Hartmann on something, for the first time in 2014, I believe, but I could be wrong. When a Democratic Administration that is supposed to be a liberal Democratic Administration (the jury is still out on that) uses the same drug warrior propaganda as the drug warriors on both the neoconservative right and paternalist, statist left, you need to bring those people into your office and say to them, "You're fired!  We can't afford you anymore."
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