Remember the election of 2000? The one that defeated Al Gore’s environmental eugenics? The election that empowered George Waffen Bush to use Executive Orders to weaponize asset forfeiture and set religious fanatics to looting homes, vehicles and bank accounts until their loans became worthless and the economy crashed? Here’s their “drug” plank:
DEMOCRAT Platform of 2000: …more police on the streets to thicken the thin blue line between order and disorder, tougher punishments – including the death penalty…
We should send a strong message to every American child: drugs are wrong, and drugs can kill you. We need to dry up drug demand, hold up drugs at the border, and break up the drug rings that are spreading poison on our streets. We should open more drug courts, to speed justice for drug-related crimes; double the number of drug hot-spots where we aggressively target our enforcement efforts; expand drug treatment for at-risk youth; and make sure that all of our school zones are drug-free zones – by stiffening the penalties to those who would use children to peddle drugs, and those who would sell drugs anywhere near our schools. We know that to dry up drug demand, we must provide drug treatment upon demand. To empower communities protect themselves from organized criminal conduct… We should be tough on drugs ….
Drug producing nations like Colombia have seen their societies torn apart by the intersection of criminal activity, political discord, and terrorism. And our nation is also afflicted with the violence and hopelessness of drugs. We must continue to combat narco-traffickers, increasing our budget to do so. We must continue to have a strong Drug Czar who can bring together the considerable resources of the U.S. Government in this effort. We must continue to fight those who make the financing of this effort possible such as the money launderers who facilitate the drug trade. We must continue to work with our friends and allies and international organizations to fight the blood money of the drug trade by getting a handle on those nations who turn a blind eye to the financial end of this problem.
With maniacal asset-forfeiture looting came the Republican prohibitionist Crash and Recession of 2008, where “the market quit working” as in 1907, 1920, 1929, 1971, and 1987. Nobody would elect religious fanatic prohibitionists on a dare after that. God’s Own Prohibitionists had to find a real-estate developer to run on a Goldwater birth-control platform in order to slow a headlong rush toward the Freeze of electric power production and Surrender to Red China.
Meanwhile the Libertarian Party increased its vote share 328% after Gary Johnson quit appeasing Republican antichoice fanaticism.
Nobody but Hillary and Gore remembers the Econazi Green Party. Here is what is left of the shrill prohibitionist screeching the Dems published as their “drug” planks:
Democrats recognize that incarcerated people suffer from serious mental health and substance use disorders at higher rates than the general population, which is why we will support expanded access to mental health and substance use disorder care in prisons and for returning citizens. We will ensure no one is incarcerated solely for drug use, and support increased use of drug courts, harm reduction interventions, and treatment diversion programs for those struggling with substance use disorders.
It is past time to end the failed “War on Drugs,” which has imprisoned millions of Americans—disproportionately Black people and Latinos—and hasn’t been effective in reducing drug use. Democrats support policies that will reorient our public safety approach toward prevention, and away from over-policing—including by making evidence-based investments in jobs, housing, education, and the arts that will make our nation fairer, freer, and more prosperous.
Here is the Libertarian anti-prohibition plank that earned 4 MILLION votes in 2016:
Therefore, we favor the repeal of all laws creating “crimes” without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes. We support restitution to the victim to the fullest degree possible at the expense of the criminal or the negligent wrongdoer. The constitutional rights of the criminally accused, including due process, a speedy trial, legal counsel, trial by jury, and the legal presumption of innocence until proven guilty, must be preserved.
In 1972 the Libertarian Platform said:
We favor the repeal of all laws creating “crimes without victims” now incorporated in Federal, state and local laws — such as laws on voluntary sexual relations, drug use, gambling, and attempted suicide. We support impartial and consistent enforcement of laws designed to protect individual rights — regardless of the motivation for which these laws may be violated.
NOW do you see how libertarian votes cause looter kleptocracy parties to change their platforms and laws? Make your vote MATTER for a change!
She’s with Us!
Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)
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