War on Drugs

  • 5 minute video on which Libertarian Party presents libertarian basics with Nicholus Veser.
  • Self-ownership is just one of the many reasons libertarians oppose the War on Drugs.
  • We don't think it's moral to throw people in cages for possessing plants, or for being addicts.
  • With most Americans agreeing with us, why do YOU think the laws are so slow to change?
  • Is it ever okay to legislate morality?
  • Self-ownership is a founding principle of libertarianism, if people own themselves then they should be able to put anything they want in their bodies if they are not harming others.
  • Libertarians oppose the war on drugs. Not because they want heroin sold in every corner of a town.
  • Marijuana legalisation can be compared with a previously forbidden drug, ALCOHOL!
  • Prohibition of alcohol took a constitutional amendment and ended terribly. Organised crime rose out of prohibition. The government directly killed thousands of people by poisoning industrial alcohol.
  • The war on alcohol was a disaster, and the legacy continues.
  • The Drug Enforcement Agency in the United States classifies Marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. That means it is a substance with currently no medical use and a high potential for abuse. This is not true, Veser argues.
  • So far more than 25 states in the US classified Marijuana for medical use. 8 states have legalised recreational marijuana.
  • Over 4000 people a day are arrested on drug charges. If congress legalised marijuana, 300 000 people will go free.
  • Without a black market, gang activity and organised crime will drop overnight.
  • 60 000 people die every year from overdose. Government lock people in a cage for possessing drugs. But 88 000 people die from alcohol.
  • Federal Government rates 10 billion dollars tax from alcohol.
  • No one overdoses on marijuana, the only reason why it is seen as dangerous is because of what the government will do to people if they catch them with it.
  • The war on drugs is not working, overdoses are increasing.
  • Anyone supporting small government and liberty should then support the end of prohibition.