The War on Drugs
The War on Drugs, made official by President Nixon in 1971, has continued on to this day. But, at what cost to American liberty? And, should we as Christians support this war?
First, the cost to American freedom. Ever since the War on Drugs began the police and the government have become more and more involved in our lives. The search power of police has been increasingly more and more abused over the years, since no one wants to report drug usage to the police. Also, the corruption among the police has increased as well. Police departments all over the country have incorporated money confiscated from drug addicts and drug gangs into their budgets. And, since they need the money, drug gangs can pay the police for protection from competition. The CIA was recently exposed to have received money and intelligence from a particular drug cartel in exchange for protection…
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