April 2, 2006 17:37 | Comments (0) | drugs |
When will the powers that be in this country (and the DEA) realize that the so-called War on Drugs is as unwinnable as the Wars on Poverty and/or Terrorism? Did we learn nothing from Prohibition? Are they not aware that banning a substance (something that the Federal Government does not even have the authority to do without first amending the Constitution) only drives the production/sales/consumption of said substance underground?
This story illustrates the latest escalation in the never-ending arms race between those who want to be left alone, and those who won’t leave them alone. And the moral outrage expressed by DEA agent John Gilbride is laughable. No, scratch that. It’s contemptible. How dare he express righteous indignation by saying, “like grave robbers who have no respect for the dead, this drug organization used revered tombstones to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into New York City…” What a hypocrite.
Someone… me, for instance, could just as easily say, “like jack-booted thugs who have no respect for the rights of the People, this drug organization used terrorist tactics to violate the rights of millions of people in New York City.” See it works both ways. The fundamental difference being that only one of the aforementioned drug organizations has violated the rights of We the People. Care to guess which one?