Nothing in the history of the United States has
been more destructive to the Bill of Rights, than what is commonly referred
to as "The War on
Drugs." The government does this through the RICO laws and other civil
forfeiture laws, which clearly violate the Fourth, Fifth and Eighth
Amendments, such as property seizure without a warrant or even an
arrest! But these laws have no moral or Constitutional basis.
As the Libertarian party so eloquently stated:
"Because only actions that infringe on the rights of others can
properly be termed crimes, we favor the repeal of all federal, state, and
local laws creating "crimes" without victims."
And even more to the point:
"The so-called "War on Drugs" is
a grave threat to individual liberty, to domestic order and to peace in the
world; furthermore, it has provided
a rationale by which the power of the state has been expanded to restrict
greatly our right to privacy and to be secure in our homes.
"We call for the repeal of all laws establishing criminal or civil
penalties for the use of drugs and of "anti-crime" measures restricting
individual rights to be secure in our persons, homes, and property, or
limiting our rights to keep and bear arms."
So, in the spirit of personal liberty, this information
is presented and the
argument that the War on Drugs is not only un-Constitutional, violating
personal privacy and self-ownership rights, but it has become a War on
People. Further and further draconian measures and cruel paramilitary law
enforcement techniques are being used on our citizens, simply because the
government wrongly believes that it was given the right to determine what
we the People can and cannot ingest.
"Crime and the Drug War",
by Kirby R. Cundiff. An article which appeared in Claustrophobia, August 1994.
A short but concise presentation on the War on Drug's effects on crime.
"The Drug War and the Constitution",
by Paul Hager of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union (ICLU). A transcript of
speech given at an ICLU meeting, debating the Constitutionality of the
Drug War. Includes the companion notes to the lecture.
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