Government Exposes it’s own Corruption/Idiocy

On October 19,2009 the Obama Administration issued a memo to all U.S. States Attorney’s offices notifying them of a change in policy regarding the prosecution of medical marijuana users.  As stated in the memorandum, the medicinal use of marijuana will no longer be a priority due to a severe lack of resources.  The Department of Justice, however, still refuse to acknowledge that the herb actually has medical value; no doubt to ensure it’s status as a “schedule I narcotic” that must be wiped off the face of the earth.

The memo even includes one statement that is truly comical, as long as you can get past roughly 15,000 violent deaths:

“The Department of Justice is committed to the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act in all States. Congress has determined that marijuana is a dangerous drug, and the illegal distribution and sale of marijuana is a serious crime and provides a significant source of revenue to large-scale criminal enterprises, gangs, and cartels. One timely example underscores the importance of our efforts to prosecute significant marijuana traffickers: marijuana distribution in the United States remains the single largest source of revenue for the Mexican cartels.”

Despite it’s attempted wording to the contrary, the above example is easily one of the most powerful arguments against our failed prohibition of drugs.  Our unenforceable drug policy provides the black market funds which have allowed these organizations to become so powerful and dangerous. And, as Mexican President Calderon points out:

“To get drugs into the United States, the one you need to corrupt is the American authority, the American customs, the American police – not the Mexican,” Calderón said recently. “And that’s a subject, by the way, which hasn’t been addressed with sincerity.”

Sincerity is a rare word for politicians to use, much less understand; but there is little doubt that President Calderon is onto something here (to continue putting it mildly..)  Albert Einstein once pointed out that “..nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.”

He may have been referring to alcohol at the time, but this statement is nonetheless true today.  And if anyone believes that we still have federal funds to waste on this failed war of illogical morality, please consider the following:

The Bankruptcy of The United States, as presented before Congress by Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) on March 17, 1993

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