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Bradley in DC
09-28-2007, 01:29 PM
http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/280907_ron_paul_drug_war.html

[HT to Charles Frohman of Center for the Common Interest of the LPN and a commentator last night on RPR.com]

Ron Paul Calls for an End to the 'War on Drugs'

Aaron Dykes / JonesReport.com | September 28, 2007


Congressman Ron Paul called for an end to the Drug War and a repeal of "most" Federal drug laws last night during the PBS Republican Presidential Debates hosted by Tavis Smiley.

"We have already spent over $400 billion since the early 70s and it's wasted money. Prohibition didn't work; prohibition on drugs doesn't work."

Ron Paul cited the unfair disparity between the relative percentage of black drug users and blacks imprisoned for drug use. He called for equal justice under the law, giving example to the system's race-based "punishments."

"Blacks make up 14% of those who use drugs, yet 36% of those arrested are blacks and it ends up that 63% of those who finally end up in prison are blacks. This has to change. We don't have to have more courts and more prisons, we have to repeal the whole 'War on Drugs'-- it isn't working," Paul said.

Trance Dance Master
09-29-2007, 05:14 PM
Here's the video.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8T1iSrg77rs