Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Tag Archives: War on Drugs

Why Violent Crime Continues to Drop

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, March 30, 2016:  

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Extreme anti-gunner California Senator Dianne Feinstein

As violent crime in the U.S. continues to drop, more and more theories surface that try to explain away the phenomenon while studiously avoiding the real reason. What isn’t in question is how much violent crime has dropped. According to the FBI, incidents of violent crime in 1994 were 713 per 100,000 population. Ten years later it was 463 per 100,000, and by 2012 it had dropped further, to 387 per 100,000.

First, it was the

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SWAT Team Member Killed in Another Botched Drug Raid

This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, February 14, 2014:

Another botched drug raid in Texas in December led to the homeowner defending himself, shooting and killing a SWAT team member, and a grand jury declaring he was justified in doing so. It’s usually the homeowner who suffers death, maiming, or jail.

Hank McGee was sleeping in his trailer house near Dallas, Texas, with his pregnant girlfriend early Thursday morning, December 19, when

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Judge Rules Against the DEA in Prescription Drug Privacy Lawsuit

The favorable ruling sought by the ACLU in Oregon in turning back the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) that its “administrative subpoenas” overruled Oregon’s privacy guarantees was satisfying but is likely to be challenged. Said ACLU attorney Freed Wessler:

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War on Drugs Claims SWAT team Member Using No-Knock Warrant

Hank McGee should be thankful that he didn’t wind up dead or dreadfully disabled in the no-knock raid on his trailer house in Texas early Thursday morning, December 19. Instead he reacted in fear that he was being robbed, grabbed his pistol and shot and killed one of the SWAT team members.

On Thursday, February 6th, a grand jury in Burleson County declined to indict him for murder, the first time in recent memory such a verdict had been handed down, according to McGee’s attorney, Dick DeGuerin. DeGuerin said McGee thought someone was

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The Delicious Irony of Obamacare – The Law of Unintended Consequences Kicks In

This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013:

 

As Obamacare’s implementation draws ever closer, so does the law of unintended consequences. Promoted as a way to provide healthcare coverage for millions of presently uninsured individuals, the real impact is exactly the opposite:

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More Good News from the Gun Control Front

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Where do successful mass shootings occur? (Photo credit: KAZVorpal)

Prohibition of anything, it appears, just doesn’t work. In the U.S. prohibition of alcohol started with the Volstead Act in January 1920 which was intended to enforce the Eighteenth Amendment. It took just a little over 13 years before prohibition was repealed with passage of the Twenty-First Amendment in December, 1933 with the simple words: “The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.”

Now the fools who dominate the discussion in Washington want to prohibit guns. No news there. They’ve wanted to eliminate private ownership ever since the National Firearms Act of 1934. Some would point to even older history: the Dred Scott decision in 1857. But with the ratcheting up of gun (people) control, thanks to the media’s incessant drumbeat in coordination with the Obama administration, some people are scared that guns will

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The War on Drugs is Ending

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And none too soon, either. The War on Drugs has been an epic failure, costing taxpayers billions of dollars and huge invasions of privacy. A Harvard professor has estimated that the war costs US taxpayers $100 billion a year. And The New York Times has tallied up the rest of the cost. It concludes that “the struggle on which [the government has] spent billions of dollars and lost tens of thousands of lives over the last four decades has failed.

Doug Bandow from the Cato Institute is joyful over the victories in Colorado and Washington:

The most important vote on November 6 was not reelecting Barack Obama as president. It was legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington. Drug prohibition is the latest addition to the endangered species list. The fight over drug policy will go on for a long-time. But the Drug War is ending.

Surprisingly the battle against the war has been going on for forty years!

Opposition to the Drug War has been steadily rising. The first mini-wave began with Oregon in 1972 and resulted in a dozen states decriminalizing marijuana use. Over the years the process continued to slowly advance; in June Rhode Island joined the club. The measures varied, but in general turned personal use of pot into a criminal misdemeanor or a civil offense and/or made marijuana prosecution a low priority.

The fight has been gaining significant momentum. One could almost call it a

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Marijuana Legalization and Nullification

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Although this article is more about “marijuana tourism” in Colorado and Washington, it gives me a chance to highlight the much more important issue in the freedom fight: state nullification of unconstitutional federal interference.

Kristen Wyatt, the AP writer, mentions it only in passing, wanting instead to explore the tourism issue:

Marijuana legalization votes last week in Colorado and Washington state don’t  just set up an epic state-federal showdown on drug laws for residents. The  measures also open the door for marijuana tourism.

She’s right. This amendment to Colorado’s constitution does set up “an epic state-federal showdown” and I welcome it. In my opinion, (and not just mine, as you’ll see) the feds are going to end up on the losing side. The only way they can avoid losing is to acquiesce, which opens the door wider for

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Carson & Huckabee Tell the Truth—Politicians Lie [VIDEO]

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In a moment, perhaps, of unintended clarity, potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said, “You have to govern in a way that is different than the way you campaign.”

Huckabee amplified his response to Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Friday that Ronald Reagan would have a tough time getting nominated by the Republican Party for 2012. When Hemmer asked why, Huckabee responded:

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Cato Puts Budget-Cutting Debate in Perspective

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The Cato Institute’s just-announced ad campaign in major newspapers around the country asks rhetorically, “This is leadership?” and then neatly summarizes numerous areas where major budget cuts could be made. The ad questions the debate currently taking place over almost invisible cuts to the federal budget: “The House Republican leadership has proposed $61 billion in spending cuts—but that’s less than 4% of this year’s massive $1.65 trillion federal deficit.” And the Democrats have managed to squeeze out an even more modest proposal of

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