DRUG FREE AMERICA: YES WE CAN!
February 21, 2008
After the first six interviews with my brother Police Officer and Detective Howard Wooldridge of Lansing, Michigan (retired) concerning the �War on Drugs�, more and more Americans understand the underpinnings of how the U.S. government protracts a national taxpayer fraud. How big a fraud? Taxpayers forked over $1 trillion in 36 years paying for the impotent �War on Drugs.� Results? More drugs available, major drug networks, cheaper drugs and more potent drugs.
�The policy of drug prohibition and its strategy of �War on Drugs/War on American People� proves a spectacular failure,� Officer Howard Wooldridge said. �If we begin to shoot every drug user, every Willie Nelson, Rush Limbaugh, Roger Clemens and other pro baseball players, and the other 30 odd million Americans who use illegal drugs, would we achieve success? If we eliminated the Bill of Rights in combination with �shoot-on-sight� anyone the police suspect has used or is selling drugs, I believe we will achieve a �Drug Free America.� How many are ready to pay that price?
�Backing up--the goal of prohibition was to reduce the availability of drugs, increase the prices so no one could afford them, decrease drug-use related death and diseases, and reduce drug use. Reality check: after $1 trillion tax dollars spent since 1971, drugs are cheaper, stronger and much easier for kids to find and buy. Even the arrest of 38 million Americans for drug offenses and having 25 percent of the world�s prisoners has not touched the dynamic. Americans remain as one of the top drug using populations in the world.�
In Sweden the police are encouraged to seek out anyone they believe has used an illegal drug, arrest them, draw blood at the hospital to confirm their suspicion and if tested positive, charge the citizen with possession and use. The next logical step to make a drug-free world would be summarily shoot the citizen. Without customers, drug dealers would go out of business, right? By the way, the Swedes are so liberal; they would probably just use a lethal injection. Gunshot deaths prove messy; ask any cop.
�And we don�t need no stinkin� lawyers to get these druggies off on the charges,� Officer Wooldridge said. �We all know that cops and prosecutors are the good guys and would never lie on a search warrant, plant evidence or coach witnesses on how to testify. Justice would be swift and sure and it would save all that money wasted on a trial before a judge. Okay, maybe the good guys make a mistake five percent of the time. Big deal! Even if a few innocent people are executed, the greater good would be served, right? Druggies are on every street corner destroying this country. No wonder we are losing in Iraq. Wait, we are winning�well you know what I mean. We must act decisively!�
Congressman Mark Souder has long called for the USA to get serious about South America. He supports spraying a mycoherbicide (fungus) on the countries from Bolivia north to Colombia, an area the size of the United States. Yes, this would destroy all the coca and poppy plants being grown (along with all green, living things) but it would eliminate South America as a source for those two drugs. If some other country steps up to fill the supply, drop the fungus on them, too.
�Some politicians call upon the US government to spray all marijuana fields with Paraquat which would make cannabis toxic,� Officer Wooldridge said. �A smoker would become ill or worse. This might drive the rest of marijuana production into private homes but at least no one would consume pot grown outdoors.
�Several aides to Congressman and Senators have stated their desire to just shoot every drug dealer because eventually no one would take the job. Maybe true! Since the feds report that nearly one million young teens sell drugs, I would want those aides and their Senator to be the first to put a bullet in the brain of a 14 year old pot dealer. Big Rule #6 (Thou Shall Not Murder)�forget what Jesus would do! To break a few commandments to achieve a �drug-free� America is a small price. Besides, a few Hail Mary�s and all will be forgiven, right?�
Officer Wooldridge continued, �The police could focus on the drug user and dealer. We could spend even less/no time arresting deadly drunk drivers and go after a baggie of pot. We could spend no/ less time catching the child predator who wants to have sex with your 13 year old son or daughter. This would allow us to find more houses where they are growing pot or cooking meth. Arresting the person who broke into your home is too petty compared to arresting the guy who sold Rush Limbaugh the pills. At the federal level we could spend less/no time on Al Qaeda and other terrorists and that would enable us to destroy every medical marijuana garden in California. Sound good? Tell your Congressman and Senator.
�We are a Thin Blue Line and some Americans believe we spend entirely too little time going after drug users and sellers. We are public servants. Where do you want us to go? Where should we focus? Who should we arrest? What crimes do you want solved or prevented? We get paid by the hour. The choice is yours.�
As you read this series, you see the logic and common sense of my brother, a veteran police officer. It�s time to end the fraudulent �War on Drugs� and begin to regulate, tax and allow those who will use drugs--a safe, hygienic and sane avenue for personal use. It would cut out drug-related crime, drug rings, killings and millions of ruined lives. We must invite personal responsibility!
Today, my brother Howard Wooldridge heads up a task force in Washington, DC to educate and enlighten congressmen at the highest levels. He works for a better future for all Americans. He can be reached at: Education Specialist, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, www.leap.cc , Washington, DC. He speaks at colleges, political clubs, Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions Clubs across America. LEAP speakers in 36 states address this issue to citizens around the country to bring an end to the Drug War. Check out the web site and join. Book a speaker in your state! Wooldridge also presents at political conferences in Washington. [email protected]
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The mission of LEAP is to reduce the multitude of unintended harmful consequences resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ultimately ending drug prohibition.
a world where crime is cut in half, terrorists don�t make money selling
drugs and kids are not employed in the drug trade,� Wooldridge said.
�Envision a world where the police focus on DUI, child predators and
terrorists. Imagine a world where if you have a drug problem, you
see a doctor not a judge. All are possible, when we find the courage
to end our Prohibition.�
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