The War On Drugs Is Escalating
For Liberty Staff, 5 years ago 1 min read 2814
Article from Reason by Scott Shackford.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Robert Patterson, acting administrator for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), announced new efforts to address opioid overdoses in America today.
In line with his insistent (and mistaken) belief that what America needs to stop deaths is an escalation of the failed drug war, Sessions called for increased funding and staff for the purposes of arresting and prosecuting more people.
Here are the basics of what he and Patterson announced today:
- More than $12 million in grant funding to state and local law enforcement agencies specifically engaged in investigating and arresting those involved in illicit opioid and meth manufacturing.
Read the entire article in Reason.
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How about locking the Drug Warriors up and tossing the key down the nearest sewer. Let’s not to forget to toss the war promulgators into the same cells.
I have heard so much about how nasty and terrible an effective drug called an opioid is that it makes me sick! NO ONE is addressing chronic pain people that have been using opioids responsibly for years and the medications have made people that normally could not function, able to do daily tasks. I have personally heard nightmare stories about botched surgeries that have left good people in chronic pain and their only hope for a somewhat normal life is to take their opioids responsibly. I think this whole opioid so called “epidemic” is just another ploy of our government to control people and how they live their lives. Sure there are a handful of bad apples out there but this is like gun control. You DO NOT take the guns away from good people because of a few bad gun owners. This is the same deal. Just another knee jerk and make it difficult for real chronic pain people to live because it is too difficult to figure out what went wrong with society.