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April 17, 2013

War on drugs has been a nightmare

The Daily Star is starting to scare me in suggesting that making drugs legal should be on the table. This war on drugs makes strange bedfellows. Most Mexican drug kingpins and most American politicians feel that drugs should remain illegal. On American soil, the largest drug pushers are well-funded and have political clout in our nation’s capital. These drug pushers are known as the pharmaceutical companies.

This war on drugs has been a nightmare for core American values such as the Bill of Rights. This war on drugs has militarized and corrupted law enforcement. This war on drugs cannot be won. If people want to hurt themselves, let them, but stop wasting taxpayers’ money.

Daniel Liddle

Hamden

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