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Why Are We Losing The War On Drugs

Kevin Felts on a hiking trip

When is society going to sit down and ask why we are losing the war on drugs? Trillions of dollars have been spent on drug abuse prevention, and abuse continues to grow.

Last night I decided to relax after work, so I got on youtube to watch some videos. While browsing through various documentaries I came across a Vice video about Krokodil.

If you do not know what Krokodil is, you better hope this terrible drug stays contained in Russia. Krokodil eats the flesh off its victims; its a combination of over the counter drugs and gasoline.

Why does Russia have a drug problem? Part of it stems back to the Russian-Afghan war of the 1980s. In order to buy weapons, the people of Afghanistan started growing poppy, which is used to make heroin. The heroin was then sold to the Russians.

Its kind of ironic that the Russians helped defeat themselves by buying heroin, and the U.S. is helping fund radical terrorist by buying gasoline from OPEC.

Illegal immigrants are not entitled to equal rights

There is an interesting article on CNN posted by Charles Garcia, Why ‘illegal immigrant’ is a slur.

The root of the article appears to be:

In this country, there is still a presumption of innocence that requires a jury to convict someone of a crime.

Mr. Garcia, I respectfully disagree. None U.S. citizens are not entitled to the same rights as U.S. citizens. This has been proven time and time again with Guantanamo Bay.

On one hand we argue people inside the U.S. deserve equal rights – innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On the other hand, we detain people with no due process, no access to legal counsel, and then use torture on the people being detained. Where are the equal rights for the people being detained at Guantanamo Bay?

Where was the due process for Abdulrahman al-Awlaki? For those of you not familiar with Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, he was a U.S. citizen who was killed by a drone attack.

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