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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Good News

I'll choose to refer to Rep. Dennis Kucinich as a reliable and outspoken critic of the War on Drugs instead of an elf-like, half troll, half Scottish character. Either way he has received the chairmanship of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee, which happens to control the funding for the ONDCP. Via Scott Morgan at Stop the Drug War who sums the committee leadership change (former chairman was Republican Mark Souder) as
In short, the responsibility of overseeing ONDCP has effectively been transferred from Congress' most reckless drug warrior to its most outspoken drug policy reformer.
And from Kucinich himself
I have studied the issue for decades and recognize that our "War on Drugs" has failed. In fact, because our War on Drugs drives up the price, it encourages violence. Prohibition simply doesn't work. It only creates thousands and thousands of Al Capones. Prison should be for people who hurt other people, not themselves. We don't jail people for merely drinking. We jail people when they drink and drive or hurt another human.

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