7 reasons why ending the War on Drugs would have dire consequences

We’d have a lot to lose by ending the War on Drugs. First of all, we’d lose the war, and who wants to be a loser?

Not to mention that this is such a small issue in the grand scheme of things. Everyone who gets caught up in the drug war is entirely deserving of it. The police don’t harm innocent people, that’s a fact.

Take the story of Kathryn Johnston for example. A 92-year-old woman living in Atlanta, Ga. whose house was raided by three plain clothes officers on a no knock warrant. The woman lived in a high crime area so these officers had to be extra cautious. When they broke down this woman’s front door, for no reason at all she shot at them. The police, who in their defense didn’t look or act like police, shot back at her. 39 shots later she was dead. Another gang-banger drug dealer off the streets!

The police didn’t find any drugs in her house though, but a low level drug user turned informant told them she sold drugs, so obviously she was just hiding them somewhere. The cops did some good old fashioned police work though and planted drugs in her home.

Can you believe it though, all three officers were convicted voluntary manslaughter and one of perjury. Her family also won a civil suit worth $490,000, money that could have went towards further funding the drug war! It’s alright though, our judicial system doesn’t often fail us like it did in this instance.

If we were to end the drug war, thousands of people would be out of work and police would have hardly anything to do with all their extra time. Prison guards, lawyers, overtime for the police, the judicial system in general, all would have a lot less to do. What would we do with the estimated $40 billion we would save annually from ending the drug war? In my opinion, the $1 trillion we’ve spent since the war began has been well worth it!

Don’t forget a primary funding mechanism though! Without the drug war we wouldn’t have civil asset forfeiture where the police can confiscate any money and property in which they suspect might be connected to the sale of drugs. This is one place where our justice system hardly ever fails! While police confiscate money and property from a lot of people who are ultimately never connected to drugs, the police still get to keep what they took. Just because they couldn’t prove there was a drug connection, it doesn’t mean those people were innocent!

Another unsavory part about ending the drug war is that we would actually allow these people to be out in society using drugs instead of in prison using drugs where they belong! I don’t care if the guy next door has a steady job and doesn’t harm anyone, if he’s doing any sort of drugs he needs to be in prison with the rest of society’s undesirables! I don’t care what the studies say about alcohol being more dangerous than marijuana.

After these people have served out their punishment though, they are entirely free to rejoin society and become productive members! Sure they can’t get a lot of work because of their drug conviction history, but that’s entirely their problem and their fault. Some say our system breeds repeat offenders and people who go into jail with just a drug problem come out a lot worse. It doesn’t affect me in any way though, so it’s not my problem.

How am I supposed to have my friends over to drink and party when my neighbor is sitting on his back porch smoking weed? It gets me really worked up, but luckily my doctor prescribes me Xanax for that.

You know what would really be a tragic loss though? If there were no drug war, we wouldn’t have great TV shows like Breaking Bad! How am I supposed to get my fix if the whole basis for the show didn’t even exist? People who want to end the drug war are completely selfish.

Might I also add, anyone who spends a lot of time advocating against the drug war obviously just wants to get high. All of these stories you hear about people dieing because of it, all these dogs getting killed in raids, the permanent underclass created by our legal system, it’s just noise to distract us from the real issues.

I don’t care if 82% of people think the drug war is a total failure. It makes me feel good that we’re doing something about these degenerates!

By: George R.M. Spooner
Contact George via email at TribuneHeraldNews@gmail.com

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13 thoughts on “7 reasons why ending the War on Drugs would have dire consequences

  1. Joey August 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm Reply

    “The police don’t harm innocent people, that’s a fact.”
    Yeah, That’s never happened. hahaha

  2. Joey August 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm Reply

    Is this a Joke?

    • Lazlo August 24, 2013 at 7:53 am Reply

      …… yes

  3. Jamie August 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm Reply

    It’s astounding how many individuals are incapable of recognizing satire.

  4. Thomas D. Walls August 24, 2013 at 2:40 pm Reply

    I think the reason some people can’t tell it’s satire is because there are actually people who think like this. A guy in college once told me he opposed decriminalizing pot because he thought it would reduce GDP.

  5. peristalis September 28, 2013 at 11:51 am Reply

    Tongue-in-cheek, sardonic…quite clear here. Took me two paragraphs to figure it out but unmistakeable after that.

  6. Jeff Wong September 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm Reply

    this article needs to be removed, there’s no need for satire on this topic and it’s a moronic piece of writing.

  7. Carl November 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm Reply

    Either this is great sarcasm or the feces coming from that orfice you call a mouth warrants your head looking like the body part attached to the orfice on the other end of your body.

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  10. momurph August 21, 2016 at 10:18 pm Reply

    This is some crazy thoughts on the war on drugs. Your ignorance astounds me in that you could be a writer for this blog. The war on drugs, in itself, is the largest failure by our government to date. Not only are they only seizing 10% of all the drugs entering the country, the amount entering has risen by 450%, therefore we are actually letting in over 4 times the amount we did before the Nixon era.
    If people are going to do drugs, they will find them. They are everywhere and if the were sold in convenience stores, it would not make it easier to get them.
    I don’t do drugs (often) but this is the craziest shit I’ve ever seen. WOW

  11. momurph August 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm Reply

    Oh woops, from the good writing, I had no idea that this was a satirical blog making fun of the war on drugs, which everyone knows is a complete waste of the taxpayers money. We might as well just burn the money and let all the drugs in. And don’t put people who do drugs in jail, this is just plain stupid.

  12. […] This is a great article on why we shouldn’t end the war on drugs. Really. No sarcasm at all. […]

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