If the Manifest Failure

OF THE WELFARE state is an earmark of Leftist denial of reality, then surely the so-called War on Drugs is a similar tag shot into the floppy ear of the Right.

Prohibition doesn’t work. The thing itself is prohibited by the Constitution. The “War” has a corrupting influence on our institutions of law and order. It has the effect of punishing victims. The creation of the black market enables criminal enterprises.

In short, it has the diametric opposite effects it’s supposed to have.

Yet, like the Washington Monument, it is untouchable in the corridors of power. And out here in Flyover Country, when The People vote to stop — or even slow — the “War,” our Federal masters say us nay in most oppressive terms.

Of the people, for the people, by the people. Uh-huh. Go peddle that crap somewhere else.

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