Sunday, April 23, 2006

Crime

If we really want to do something about crime, we've first got to stop making it so profitable.

The quickest way to do that is to end the War on Drugs, which hasn't accomplished anything, except to make a lot of bad people very rich. Legalize and regulate drug sales, so they have to meet Truth-in-labeling laws. Take all the money we're wasting on drug law enforcement, and put it into treatment programs and drug education. Hire a small staff to review federal drug-related convictions, with the goal of eventually identifying about 10 a week for pardons.

Let the tobacco farmers grow industrial hemp instead of tobacco, and reduce their dependence on getting people hooked on nicotine.


A modest proposal to help win the war on drugs.

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