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TOTD 13 Feb 2002

The War on Drugs, as Dr. Szasz so carefully shows, is nothing less than a Jihad, a Holy War waged by the forces of reaction and restriction in our society against all those who think that there should be peaceful choice, or self-ownership, or genuine free thought. And like all Holy Wars, this one permits the worst atrocities to be visited on the unbelieving because they are not just wrong - they are evil.

-Matt McC, from a review of "Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market" on Amazon.com

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.

-H. L. Mencken

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vyoma
Feb. 13th, 2002 12:54 pm (UTC)
Did you hear about the DEA raids on medical marijuana clubs we just had here? Apparently the Bush League has decided that it really doesn't care about state rights all that much after all.
kmo
Feb. 13th, 2002 06:27 pm (UTC)
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I hadn't heard, but I did read the article you linked to. Can't say I'm the least bit surprised.

"States rights?" LOL! [wipes a tear] Outside of the Cato institute, I don't think there's anyone in Washington D.C. who wants to see the federal government relinquish any of the power it has so successfully usurped over the course of the 20th century. Certainly not anyone in the Dubya's administration or the DEA.
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