Since May 7, 1998

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Anti War on Drugs Warrior - Samurai Pharmacologist / Defender of the public health.

I miss Heavy D - I hope he rides Harleys in heaven with the other Angels.

If people let government decide which foods they eat and medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny"; Thomas Jefferson

"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded"; Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), U.S. President. Speech, 18 Dec. 1840, to Illinois House of Representatives <

p>"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this&quot; Albert Einstein "My First Impression of the U.S.A" 1921 <p> <center><img src=" />

"Alcohol didn't cause the high crime rates of the 1920s and 1930s, Prohibition did. And drugs do not cause today's alarming crime rates, but drug prohibition does. Trying to wage war on 23 million Americans who are obviously very committed to certain recreational activities is not going to be any more successful than Prohibition was"--US District Judge James C. Paine, addressing the Federal Bar Association in Miami; November, 1991

"I am against Prohibition because it has set the cause of temperance back twenty years; because it has substituted an ineffective campaign of force for an effective campaign of education; because it has replaced comparatively uninjurious light wines and beers with the worst kind of hard liquor and bad liquor; because it has increased drinking not only among men but has extended drinking to women and even children" William Randolph Hearst, initially a supporter of Prohibition, explaining his change of mind in 1929. From &quot;Drink: A Social History of America" by Andrew Barr (1999), p. 239.

"There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that authorizes the federal government to wage war against the citizens of the United States, no matter how well-meaning the intent. The Bill of Rights means just as much today, as it did on the day it was written. And its protections are just as valid and just as important to freedom today, as they were to our Founders two hundred years ago. The danger of the drug war is that it erodes away those rights. Once the fourth amendment is meaningless, it's just that much easier to erode away the first and then the second, etc. Soon we'll have no rights at all" Jim Robinson, 5/9/01 155

"Narcotics police are an enormous, corrupt international bureaucracy ... and now fund a coterie of researchers who provide them with "scientific support"... fanatics who distort the legitimate research of others. ... The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help, and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents" William F. Buckley, Commentary in The National Review, April 29, 1983, p. 495