Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Real Gateway Drug

Ironic, isn't it, that the so-called war on drugs has been, in effect, the gateway drug for the state's embrace of full-fledged police-state tyranny. At first, the drug warriors simply arrested people and charged them with possession of or trade in certain drugs. But pretty soon the thrill faded, and the drug warriors could not get high unless they forced school children to pee in a cup for testing, broke into people's homes using commando tactics, and poked their fingers into people's body orifices at random traffic stops. Next thing you know, the thrill had worn off again, and the drug warriors had to send the U.S. military to Latin America and the Middle East in order, or so they said, to suppress so-called narco-terrorists. That drug-war gateway never should have been opened. Give a drug warrior an inch, and he'll take an entire society's liberty.- Robert Higgs

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