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Drug war is pointless

...fact that's apparently not realized: Making drugs illegal does little to control the supply or the consumption. The war on drugs is pointless, and it costs us a ton of money.There's also a bigger issue at hand here, and that's the issue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-18/drug-war-pointless
Give Libertarians a chance

...had a number of Republican conservatives in office, and they've all overspent.Then you've got issues such as the war on drugs, which is a total failure. Twenty-five percent of all incarcerations in this country are for nonviolent drug offenses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-04-26/give-libertarians-chance
The two sides of freedom

...troubling number of stories emerging, too, of police actions of questionable constitutionality, especially where the war on drugs is concerned.Obamacare alone may be the government's biggest power grab in U.S. history, forcing us to buy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-07-17/two-sides-freedom
Don't give up the struggle

...them.The hysteria surrounding the war on drugs leads authorities to bust down...international cooperation."In short, the war on drugs.The truth is, we just don't...police-state actions that come with the war on drugs, and they need to be reined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-08-07/dont-give-struggle
Ed Koch, former NY mayor, dies

NEW YORK - Former Mayor Ed Koch, the combative, acid-tongued politician who rescued New York City, died Friday. He was 88.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2013-02-01/ed-koch-former-ny-mayor-di
More guns aren't answer

More firearms in more places is not the answer to these mass shootings. Education; stopping the war on drugs; increasing the help (funding) for mental issues; and the media providing no mention or attention ? especially not 24-7 coverage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-01-02/more-guns-arent-answer
Hard-earned money wasted

Taxing them tends to shrink the economy, and is not the way to grow the economy.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2011-07-17/hard-earned-money-wasted
Irrelevant Iowa?

...his era.Yet, his views on illegal drugs and foreign policy are extreme in the extreme. He has said he would end the war on drugs ? presumably legalizing them ? and pardon all nonviolent drug offenders in prison. And while we appreciate his anti-war...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2011-12-22/irrelevant-iowa
Police procedures at issue

...often give scant detail when applying for the warrants, which are typically used to search for drugs and weapons. "The war on drugs cannot be turned into a war on the community," said state Sen. Vincent Fort, a Democrat who represents the district...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/07/met_111642.shtml
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Searches by officers struggle to keep students clean

The war on drugs has had a frontline in schools since the start. Recent headlines show that the battle continues. In March, seven Aiken High...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/25/xtr_78821.shtml
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