Brief History on The War

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July 14, 1969: As President Nixon began to hear of the rampant drug use by soldiers in Vietnam; he stated that drug abuse is a “serious national threat”. As the counter-culture of the 60’s was continued he based his argument … Continue reading

Candidates on The War

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In order to answer our question on why the war on drugs was not a prominent aspect of the 2012 Presidential Election, we first must look at the candidates. Looking at the three presidential debates (held on Oct 3, 13, … Continue reading

Racial Disparities

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Living in New York City, the ground level efforts of the War on Drugs; strikes close to home. Policies such as the NYPDS, “stop and frisk” program, attempts to curb drug possession and usage. According to statistics garnered by the … Continue reading

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The home of the brave and land of the free, is no longer a truthful mantra for the United States. We are incarcerating more people every year, than any other country in the world. Majority of these offenders are jailed … Continue reading

Cost of War

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Monetary Cost $1,000,000,000,000. One trillion dollars. Ever since President Richard Nixon started the war on drugs in 1971, over one trillion dollars have been spent combating the war on drugs. That’s more than what the United States spent on World … Continue reading

Reading the Silences

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The war on drugs was immediately dubbed as a problem the silent majority cared deeply about by Nixon. In the past election both candidates seemed to dance around the problem of the War on Drugs masterfully. Romney and Obama danced … Continue reading

Current States

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Does the majority of the public care about The War on Drugs? A main reason the “War on Drugs” has been absent from the 2012 Presidential election is that there is a lack of public interest. According to the post … Continue reading

Future for The War on Drugs?

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The longest and most silence war in American History, The War On Drugs. Public enemy #1, but its really our #1 enemy, when drug use haven’t increase over the past few decades, the cost of fighting drug crimes hasĀ  drastically … Continue reading