Drug laws do nothing but increase the street cost of a substance, while pretending they are fighting this "plague". If congress passed a law that set the price of milk at 50$/gallon would that be "fighting the crime of producing milk"? No it simply makes chumps out of the customers, millionaires out of the dealers, and criminals out of anything who tries to undercut that price.
Ron Paul wrote:
But you can't have a budgetary solution if you don't change what the role of government should be. As long as you think we have to police the world and run this welfare state, all we are going to argue about is who will get the loot.
Patrick J. Buchanan wrote:
Free trade, the Kennedy Round of trade negotiations, the Uruguay Round, the Doha Round, NAFTA, GATT, the WTO — what they all produced is a Magna Carta of the transnational corporation, which looks longingly to the end of nation-states and the arrival of world government.