Quote of the day–Jeff Cooper

I am by no means sure that legalizing drugs would be a good policy, though there are some very good thinkers in the country who hold just that view. However, in view of the fact that the so-called drug war is used to justify the excesses of the federal ninja, it might be proposed that if we abolish the drug war, we could abolish the ninja too. The thing that keeps the drug trade going is the enormous amount of money involved. We must remember that both narcotics and stimulants were readily available over the counter during the Victorian period. We had very few junkies, and as far as I can tell, we had no ninja. One cannot turn the clock back, but we might give serious thought to some feasible means of turning it forward.

Jeff Cooper


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  1. The Colonel ain’t no dummy. The lessons of the Prohibition era seem not to have been learned. His quote doesn’t address the inseparable link between drug laws and gun laws in the U.S., but that’s a book unto itself. Actually it’s a trio of horrors, isn’t it?: Racism, drug laws, and gun laws in post-Prohibition America. Who’s going to write that book? I have a suggested subtitle for it: “Tyranny: 1, Constitution: 0”

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