A toddler’s face was blown up on our dime, America
Earlier this week, another atrocity was committed in the farcical name of “the War on Drugs.” During a raid, a flash bomb was thrown into a house and landed in a 19 month-old’s crib. It destroyed his face. He is now in a coma battling for his life. At the end of the article, an officer says that, given the circumstances, they’d do it again. Those circumstances being the War on Drugs.
When someone chooses to use drugs, they are voluntarily destroying their own life. When we choose to fight this voluntarism, we choose to destroy the lives of innocents. The only folks benefitting from this absurdity are the criminals at the top – the cartels and our politicians. The war on drugs doesn’t keep people from using drugs anyway, it only stuffs our prisons and destroys lives.
“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.” – Milton Friedman
8 year-old killed during a drug raid, 64 year-old shot to death…
when the cops got the wrong address, 28 year-old pastor shot to death in a mix-up, 84 year-old bed ridden lady accidentally shot to death during a raid – the list is so long it will have you fuming by the end. Check it out here please.
If you have hang-ups about legalization, I suggest from my heart that you educate yourself on the matter. Don’t wait until one of these stories is about one of your loved ones. Here is a 4 minute bit on why drugs should be legal by one of the greatest thinkers alive today, Thomas Sowell.
I’m so deeply saddened by what has happened to this little baby. His name is Bounkham Phonesavanh — known as Bou. You can make donations for his recovery here. He’s going to be kept in a coma until hopefully his lungs heal – about 3 more weeks.
Everything has its place. Everything has its reason. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make a difference. We can.
Call your congress people now and tell them to end drug prohibition. And while you’re at it, tell them to investigate Benghazi publicly, to end the NSA, to institute the fair tax thereby shutting down the IRS, to uphold our Constitution, and to memorize the Bill of Rights. Tell them that keeping terrorists from illegally crossing our borders would be nice. And then, vote them all out in 2016 and vote in some freshies who haven’t tasted the kool-aid of power, privilege, and prestige. I have to believe there’s still time to take our country back.
“And that’s all I have to say about that.” – F. Gump