Drug Use is Stupid, but the War on Drugs is Crazy

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

February 19 2013

Laura Benson of Union County, Illinoiswas alarmed when a party of heavily armed police officers swarmed the family?s rural farm property early on February 13. Her alarm turned to puzzlement when the officers told her that they had received a report of a meth lab on the premises ? and then pointed to several buckets used for making maple syrup. Once the confusion was cleared up, Mrs. Benson invited the officers to have pancakes.

Police in Tennesseestopped 65-year-old Ohio State Football fan Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni because she displayed a Buckeye Football Sticker on her car ? a decal that was mistaken for a marijuana leaf. Two officers, wearing body armor and carrying guns, approached the car and demanded to know why she had a marijuana sticker on her bumper. Boggioni patiently explained that the symbol was a Buckeye leaf identical to those worn on helmets byOhioState football players as commendations for exceptional plays. The traffic stop took place in a region nearMemphis heavily patrolled by a Narcotics Task Force that is notorious for confiscating cash and automobiles in the name of ?civil asset forfeiture.? 

These are just two snapshots of the enduring exercise in unalloyed insanity called the ?War on Drugs.?

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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