The balance between individual liberty and state power has moved
considerably in favor of the state since America's founding over two
centuries ago. There has been a lot of talk lately, and even some
tangible efforts to reclaim some of the rights and freedoms that have
been assumed by the State.
There are in theory ways for the citizens to reclaim lost liberties,
forcing the State to surrender powers it's reluctant to give up.
However, when citizens attempt to regain lost liberties, the initial
opposition will only be the beginning of the struggle. The State may
Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, Dextrostat, Dextramphet, etc) is a controlled substance that is only available by non-refillable prescription. Of course, with my condition, the last thing I want to do is take more than a minimal amount of it. I can get as wired as any speed freak just by not taking any medication. My objective is to slow down to a manageable functional level, not artificially make my condition worse.
How important is your ability to think clearly? Most people take their mental functions for granted, never having experienced a time when they weren't readily available - except perhaps when intoxicated. It's possible to at least partially imagine the effects of various physical handicaps. You can close your eyes and grope around in the dark to get a hint of what it must be like to be blind. You can plug your ears and get a hint of what it must be like to be deaf. But thinking about what life would be like without the ability to think becomes a circular conundrum.
It's small wonder that the drug prohibitionists are now trying to claim there is a connection between "illegal" drugs and support for terrorism. The drug prohibitionists are absolutely terrified by the overwhelmingly positive demonstrated reality of legalized medical marijuana. They're terrified that the outrageous lies they've used to justify nearly 70 years of violent assaults on the lives and property of millions of citizens in the name of marijuana prohibition will be exposed by the jarringly contradictory real world experiences of growing numbers of citizens.
President Clinton recently announced a new 5 year $2 billion saturation advertising campaign as his latest major initiative in the war on some drugs. The big advertising agencies and media companies favored by those in control of the billions earmarked for this program are expected to profit handsomely, but there are many who question if the taxpayers will get any positive result from this massive propaganda campaign.
On December 17, 1997 an event occurred that should dispel any remaining doubts about the true nature of what is euphemistically called the War on Drugs. This latest expansion of prohibition to include the violent suppression of free speech should demonstrate once again that the war on some drugs has now festered into a clear and present danger to our most basic rights.
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"The American government in engaged in a massive program that is in reality a ruinously destructive undeclared tax on the general public and a well orchestrated campaign to eliminate the few remaining civil and human rights of a cowed and terrorized citizenry." Is this outrageous statement the absurd ravings of a lunatic or the clear understanding of a justifiably alarmed defender of liberty? Read on and then decide for yourself.