Thursday, April 19, 2012
The War On Waste
There is no evidence that sleepy neighborhoods like the Old Village were cesspools of drug addicts during the years that corner drugstores sold narcotics. On the other hand, there is an abundance of evidence that the Government wastes billions of borrowed dollars each year on the War on Drugs. (Remember: the Government stopped spending current taxpayer dollars several trillions ago.)
The most recent example of the criminal improvidence that is the War on Drugs is the years-long, multi-million dollar, multi-agency, international investigation of a relatively small-time online narcotics business. The Government's colossal "Operation Adam Bomb" yielded an incredible sixty-six page indictment that led to the arrests of eight suspects who are charged with the "heinous" crime of selling a quantity of narcotics that pales in comparison (.pdf) to what was sold legally without incident at neighborhood drugstores.