CAN WE NEXT DECLARE WAR ON STUPIDITY?
On second thought, never mind…
I just finished reading an excellent essay about the “War on Drugs.” The money quote is excerpted below the title link.
War on Drugs: the Collateral Damage by Radley Balko
Prohibitions create black markets, and black markets spawn crime. Drug prohibition, then, spawns violent crime. There’s a reason we don’t often hear about a Michelob deal gone bad. Because alcohol is legal, there are no turf wars, no sour deals, no smuggling operations to defend.