On Harry Browne's campaign platform

From: an169153@anon.penet.fi (*Love*)
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1996
Subject: Harry Browne's campaign platform

This is an excerpt from the official Harry Browne [1996 U.S. presidential election] campaign platform:

8. Crime and the War on Drugs

Before there were drug laws in America, there were no drug problems. And prior to the federal government's declaration of War on Drugs in the 1960s, there were no muggers on the street trying to support a $100-a-day habit, no pushers on high school campuses trying to hook children on drugs, no gangs fighting over monopoly drug territories, no drive-by shootings, no crack babies, no overdose problems. Outside of the 14 years during alcohol Prohibition, nothing like this had ever been seen in America. It took the War on Drugs to make it happen.

* Democratic politicians like the War on Drugs just as it is -- because they love the power it gives the federal government.

* Republican politicians want to accelerate the War on Drugs -- by taking away more of your Constitutional liberties, by taking away more of your privacy, by turning America into more of a police state.

* Harry Browne, the Libertarian candidate, says the War on Drugs is a total failure. Government can't keep drugs out of the country; it can't even keep drugs out of its own prisons. He wants to end the insane War on Drugs -- which will take the criminal profit out of the illicit drug trade and bring peace to our cities once again. On his first day in office, he will pardon everyone who has been convicted of a non-violent federal drug offense -- to empty the federal prisons of the marijuana smokers and others who are no threat to society, and make room for the truly violent criminals and other thugs who escape prison through early releases and plea bargains to return to the streets and terrorize our citizens.

This is great! Emphasis mine:

"On his first day in office, he will PARDON EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A NON-VIOLENT FEDERAL DRUG OFFENSE -- TO EMPTY THE FEDERAL PRISONS OF THE MARIJUANA SMOKERS and others who are no threat to society, and make room for the truly violent criminals and other thugs who ..."

Shout it from the rooftops! VOTE LIBERTARIAN! Let's see Harry Browne in the presidential debates. Let's see how dumb and dumber answer to this.

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