War On Drugs Quotes by Evo Morales, Michelle Alexander, Carl Sagan, Oliver Stone, David Simon, Milton Friedman and many others.
Geopolitical interests are behind the so-called war on drugs and terrorism.
The bigger picture is that over the last 30 years, we have spent $1 trillion waging a drug war that has failed in any meaningful way to reduce drug addiction or abuse, and yet has siphoned an enormous amount of resources away from other public services, especially education.
The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.
By creating false environment of a war on drugs, and cruel and unusual punishment with these crimes, 50% of our U.S. population is in jail without having hurt anybody, mostly for drugs.
The drug war is a holocaust in slow motion.
See, if you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel. That’s literally true.
We need to take a hard look at the war on drugs and the number of non-violent offenders who end up getting their lives destroyed by going to prison. We need to look at mandatory minimum sentencing and give judges more flexibility when there are issues of drug abuse or addiction.
This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, not tolerate error as long as reason is left free to combat it.
If you want to fight a war on drugs, sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children.
I was trying in ‘The Power of the Dog’ to write a brutally accurate in-your-face, if you will, description of 30 years in the war on drugs. And the effect that that had on people.
The War on Drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws.
The war on drugs is very, very real, and the war on helping people with mental illness is very, very real.
In the 1990s – the period of the greatest escalation of the drug war – nearly 80 percent of the increase in drug arrests was for marijuana possession, a drug less harmful than alcohol or tobacco and at least, if not more, prevalent in middle class white neighborhoods and college campuses as it is in the ‘hood.
If I had to guess and put a name on it, I’d say that at some point, the drug war was as much a function of class and social control as it was of racism.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
We respect and support the example set by President JosГ© Mujica of Uruguay in proposing legislation that regulates the cannabis market
Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the last states which prohibited liquor, I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew who the bootleggers were.