Saturday, July 19, 2014

Blanks: This is your government on drugs. Any questions?

Jonathan Blanks, an African-American Libertarian, has a piece in the Washington Post entitled, "This is Your Government on Drugs" critiquing the Obama administrations handling of the war on drugs.

"If the Obama administration is to be believed, America’s infamous “War on Drugs” is over.
In its most recent National Drug Control Strategy, released last week, officials promised a more humane and sympathetic approach to drug users and addiction. Out, the report suggests, are “tough on crime” policies. Rather than more police and more prisons, officials talk about public health and education. They promise to use evidence-based practices to combat drug abuse. And they want to use compassionate messaging and successful reentry programs to reduce the stigma drug offenders and addicts face.
Unfortunately, the government’s actions don’t jibe with their rhetoric."

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