zack991 wrote:I think it is really part of the same rant. The "drug war" has nothing to do with stopping drug use. It is all about creating a funding stream for the police outside of any role that would be acceptable to the masses absent the need to fight a "war".The idea that they can win a drug war and that it makes people more save and free is a whole different rant.
If I had to rank the worst decisions that we as a society made during the course of the entire 20th century, two that would absolutely be right at the top of the list would be:
1. Allowing the government to treat domestic air travel differently from any other form of travel.
2. Allowing the government to decide what chemical substances are legal or illegal for people to produce, possess, or use.