More on legalizing drugs….

“I say legalize drugs because I want to see less drug abuse, not more. And I say legalize drugs because I want to see the criminals put out of business.”
– Edward Ellison
head of Scotland Yard’s Antidrug Squad
Source: March 10, 1998, London’s Daily Mail.
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Edward.Ellison.Quote.665E


“No-knock police raids destroy Americans’ right to privacy and safety. People’s lives are being ruined or ended as a result of unsubstantiated assertions by anonymous government informants. … Unfortunately, no-knock raids are becoming more common as federal, state, and local politicians and law enforcement agencies decide that the war on drugs justified nullifying the Fourth Amendment. … No-knock raids in response to alleged narcotics violations presume that the government should have practically unlimited power to endanger some people’s lives in order to control what others ingest.”
– James Bovard
American author, lecturer
Source: OOOPS—YOU’RE DEAD… The Body Count from NO-KNOCK RAIDS is climbing. ARE YOU NEXT?
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/James.Bovard.Quote.21AB


“Legalizing drugs would simultaneously reduce the amount of crime and also the quality of law enforcement. Can you conceive of any other measure that would accomplish so much to promote law and order?”
– Milton Friedman
(1912-2006) Nobel Prize-winning economist, economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan, “ultimate guru of the free-market system”
Source: May 1, 1972, Newsweek
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Milton.Friedman.Quote.877B

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