Truth is the First Casualty of War

Neoteric, Oct 2001
Truth is the First Casualty of War
Prohibitionists are on a holy crusade to defend “the children” from the dangers, both real and imagined, of drug use. While preventing minors from accessing powerful mind-altering substances is a reasonable and worthwhile goal, their crusade has taken it to an extreme that has seriously infringed upon the rights of responsible adults.Drugs were made illegal due to bigoted legislators who believed ridiculous propaganda, while ignoring the protests of medical professionals and the facts of hard evidence. Today, the situation isn’t much better. Despite the fact that 74% of Americans believe the War on Drugs to be a failure, our government representatives rarely pursue reform.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the myths that the prohibitionists are spreading, both about drug use in general, and targeted at specific drugs.

    • Marijuana is safe, non-addictive, and has just recently come to be recognized for its strong medical potential.
    • Ecstasy is also safe, non-addictive, and highly useful as a therapeutic tool.
    • LSD is safe, non-addictive, and lends greatly to creativity and self-realization for its users.
    • Alcohol is a dangerous and addictive drug that produces violent tendencies in its users. It is it legal, while the drugs lists above are not – the surpreme hypocrisy of prohibition.

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