Ditch the War on Drugs

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We are paying a heavy price at federal and state level in squandered resources.The war has not1) Reduced the drug trade.2) Has not reduced violent crime associated with the drug trade.3) Has not provided viable rehabilitation for non-violent drug addicts who languish in overcrowded prisons.4) Has spread destruction on American families and countries we support with men and war material.The prescribed charts used as sentencing policies for judges undermine the basic constitutional function of the judiciary.We cannot export democracy if we incarcerate the largest number of people in the world, including Russia and China.What we require is an overhaul of our justice system to eliminate socially and constitutionally counter productive practices inherent in the War on Drugs.I believe this to be one of the major issues of our times, and one that needs fixing.

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