Cartels raping and murdering innocent people, our government pushing harsher yet mandatory sentencing laws on hippie kids, drug addicts being treated as criminals because they can’t get help for their addiction for fear of being outed to the police, college kids watching their friend die of overdose because they are too afraid to call for help and get their lives ruined. The drug war. We are all too familiar with the scourge that was released on us when then President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs.
Richard Nixon could not have possibly of known the full devastation of his plan when he used his federal powers to criminalize huge swaths of the American population. One of Nixon’s aides, John Ehrlichman, was quoted saying, “We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”. Nixon was literally using his power as president to quell public dissent by starting the drug war.
Even though the malign origins of the drug war is well known, this gross misconduct of our federal government has only gotten worse. The federal government uses its power even today to force states into obeying its agenda. Only recently have we seen states begin to pluck up the courage to fight back against this tyrannical force by legalizing cannabis. Senator Jeff Sessions and President Trump still have the audacity to not only publicly continue this horrible drug war, but to embolden it even further.
Time and time again the people have tried to live in freedom and not suffer from victimless crimes. Unfortunately, the voice of the people does not have as much power as it used to. Our federal government is far too entrenched in its own power to bend its ear down to the people. The way to get rid of the drug war is to legally dismantle the federal government. You heard me correctly. We have to end the heart of the corruption.
Educate yourself. If you want to be able to do what is possibly the greatest feat in this nation since claiming our independence, you need to know what you’re doing. Learn about the drug war. Read the statistics about how it is our government causing Cartels to become more brutal and causing our sons to grow up without their fathers. It is our federal government sending soldiers to Afghanistan to guard poppy fields for heroin supply. More importantly, learn how to end this corruption.
Educate others on the drug war and how to end this corruption. Did you know that currently there is a candidate running for Presidency that will end all of the federal corruption? I don’t mean “draining the swamp” or other platitudinous remarks. I mean taking the powers of the federal government and giving it to the states. Letting each community decide their own drug policy based off of science and reason versus basic corruption. That man’s name is Adam Kokesh. He wants to be elected into presidency so that he can dismantle all of the federal offices that leach our tax money and stab us in the back.
Actually vote. No, I mean it. Form groups and go to the voting polls in 2020 and vote for Adam Kokesh. With a pen and a ballot, you can bring this sickening corruption to its knees. It will be done and over with if we just go out and vote.
A new era of rational thought, love, and community can arise from the ashes of this drug war if we want it to. None of the steps that I have listed are difficult. It is all within your control. So the next time you feel as though this country is rotting from the inside out and there is nothing you can do about it because you aren’t free, remember it’s as easy as one, two, three!
By Michael P. Wood - Tech Coordinator