Only the American People Can Stop the Violence in Mexico!

Mexican Army rescues child

Extreme Borderland Violence – Mexican Border Town Endures Two-Hour Bloodbath

Renowned Mexican Poet Loses Son to US Caused Mexican Violence:

Mexican Violence: The War at Our Doorstep:

How America Lost the War on Drugs:

Mexico/US failed war on drugs – Mexican violence failed policy:

Guatemala Used By Mexican DTO’s:

War on Las Zetas in Tamaulipas:

Sinaloa Cartel Favored by US and Mexican government:

Reporting the Crime News in Mexico:

War in Mexico:

Las Zetas may attempt to overthrow Mexican Government in 2012:

HOW to END the FAILED “War on Drugs”:

The War in Mexico: Between the Lines (audio silent)

Marijuana Possession is the Number One Cause for Arrest in NYC:

Parent’s Marijuana Possession Gets Kids Taken Away:

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition:

FBI – Marijuana: “Mexico is the number one foreign supplier of marijuana abused in the United States. In fact, according to a 2008 inter-agency report, marijuana is the top revenue generator for Mexican DTOs—a cash crop that finances corruption and the carnage of violence year after year. The profits derived from marijuana trafficking—an industry with minimal overhead costs, controlled entirely by the traffickers—are used not only to finance other drug enterprises by Mexico’s poly-drug cartels, but also to pay recurring “business” expenses, purchase weapons, and bribe corrupt officials. Though the GOM has a robust eradication program, many of the military personnel traditionally assigned to eradicate marijuana and opium poppy have recently been diverted to the offensive against the cartels.” (See: here.)

“With alcohol prohibition repealed, liquor suppliers no longer waged violent turf battles. While marijuana prohibition is equally deadly, the plant itself is relatively harmless. Unlike alcohol, marijuana has never been shown to cause an overdose death. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found no evidence that marijuana harms lung function. If health outcomes instead of outdated cultural norms determined drug laws, marijuana would be legal.” ~ Robert Sharpe Richmond Times – 1/25/2012 (See: here.)

“That which we call sin in others is experiment for us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If the government can’t keep drugs away from inmates who are locked in steel cages, surrounded by barbed wire, watched by armed guards, drug-tested, strip-searched, X-rayed, and videotaped – how can it possibly stop the flow of drugs to an entire nation?”

– Ron Crickenberger

“To me, (arresting people for simple marijuana possession is) just a huge waste of taxpayers’ money. It’s not educating people, not doing anything to reduce use. All it does is put people in jail, eat up police time, judges’ time, right down the line. I’ve met a lot of people in my life who occasionally use marijuana. People who are responsible, who have jobs, who pay taxes, who raise families. Productive members of society. They shouldn’t be treated like criminals.”

– Mark Stepnoski, Five-time Pro Bowler, two-time Super Bowler, and new spokesman for NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Washington Times, 1/21/03

“We have become a nation floating in a sea of Jack Daniels, punctuated by bobbing capsules of Prozac, adrift on rafts in a catatonic sea.”

– Al Martin, “The Bush Cabal End Game”,

“We are a drug-habit Nation and alcohol is only one of the many kinds that are being used to excess.”

– Dr. Harvey Wiley, head of the Bureau of Chemistry in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, addressing the New York City Republican Club, February 18, 1911

“Here was a panacea . . . for all human woes; here was the secret of happiness about which philosophers had disputed for so many ages, at once discovered; happiness might now be bought for a penny and carried in the waistcoat pocket; portable ecstasies might be had corked up in a pint bottle; and peace of mind could be sent down in gallons by the mail coach.”

– Thomas DeQuincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater, 1822

“Cacaoaquauitl: This cacao, when much is drunk, when much is consumed, especially that which is green, which is tender, makes one drunk, takes effect on one, makes one dizzy, confuses one, makes one sick, deranges one. When an ordinary amount is drunk, it gladdens one, refreshes one, consoles one, invigorates one. Thus it is said: ‘I take cacao. I wet my lips. I refresh myself.'”

– Bernardino DeSahagun, Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva Espana, 16th century

“By any secret sleight or cunning, as Drinkes,

Drugges, Medicines, charmed Potions,
Amatorious Philters, Figures, Characters,
or any such like paltering Instruments, Devises,
or Practices.”

– Thomas Newton, Tryall Man’s Owne Selfe, 1602

“I am glad to have drunk water so long, for the same reason that I prefer the natural sky to an opium-eater’s heaven. I would fain keep sober always; and there are infinite degress of drunkenness. I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man; wine is not so noble a liquor; and think of dashing the hopes of a morning with a cup of coffee, or of an evening with a dish of tea! Ah, how low I fall when I am tempted by them!”

– Henry Thoreau, Walden or, Life in the Woods, 1854

“As long as the government can arbitrarily decide which substances are legal and which are illegal, then those who remain behind bars for illegal substances are political prisoners.”

– Paul Krassner, 1999

“I received instructions through military channels to provide opium for the Chinese people by establishing an opium suppression board.”

– Harada Kumakichi, Japanese Military Attache at Shanghai from 1937 to 1939

“I had gotten caught with a shopping bag full of marijuana, a shopping bag full of love – I was in love with the weed and I did not for one minute think that anything was wrong with getting high. I had been getting high for four or five years and was convinced with the zeal of a crusader, that marijuana was superior to lush – yet the rulers of the land seemed all to be lushes. I could not see how they were more justified in drinking than I was in blowing the gage. I was a grasshopper, and it was natural that I felt myself to be unjustly imprisoned.”

– Eldridge Cleaver, Soul On Ice, 1968

“What marriage is to morality, a properly conducted licensed liquor traffic is to sobriety.”

– Mark Twain’s Notebook, 1895

“I know better than to get tight oftener than once in three months. It sets a man back in the esteem of people whose opinions are worth having.”

– Mark Twain, Letter to Will Bowen, August 25, 1866

“Never refuse to do a kindness unless the act would work great injury to yourself, and never refuse to take a drink – under any circumstances.”

– Mark Twain’s Notebook

“Evidence … proves that prohibition only drives drunkenness behind closed doors and into dark places, and it does not cure it or even diminish it.”

– Mark Twain, Letter to San Francisco, July 28, 1867

“Of the demonstrably wise there are but two: those who commit suicide, and those who keep their reasoning faculties atrophied with drink.”

– Mark Twain, Notebook #42, 1898

“I love a drink, but I never encouraged drunkenness by harping on its alleged funny side.”

– Mark Twain, quoted in Abroad with Mark Twain and Eugene Field

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose.”

– John Wayne

“The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“I have every sympathy with the American who was so horrified by what he had read of the effects of smoking that he gave up reading.”

– Lord Conesford

“If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer, a pervert, and a drug addict, all it means is that you’ve read his autobiography.”

– P.J. O’Rourke

“There are more old drunkards than old doctors.”

– Benjamin Franklin

“My dad was the town drunk. Usually that’s not so bad, but New York City?”

– Henny Youngman

“When I sell liquor, it’s bootlegging. When my patrons serve it on a silver tray on Lakeshore Drive, it’s hospitality.”

– Al Capone

“How do you look when I’m sober?”

– Ring Lardner

“Drugs are murdering our children.”

– President George Bush the Elder, 1989

John Winkokur: “How did you react to winning a Pulitzer?

Dave Barry: “I figured it was just one more indication of the nation’s drug problem.”

Larry King: “Don’t you think it would be better to legalize victimless crimes like drugs and prostitution and divert the resources to more important things like rapes and assaults and things like that?”

Senator Tom Harkin: “No, I don’t agree with that at all.”

“The current environment is so polluted with hysteria that nothing rational can happen to solve the drug problem. Until we’re able to get the facts into perspective and debunk the myths, we’re just not going to make progress and effectively deal with these issues.”

– Georgette Bennett

“The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts – wets, drys, and hypocrites.”

– Florence Sabin, 1931

“While the consequences of drugs such as cocaine are indisputably severe, they are not unlike those which flow from the misuse of other, legal, substances.”

– Byron R. White, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

“In Europe, when tobacco was first introduced, it was immediately banned. In Turkey, if you got caught with tobacco, you had your nose slit. China and Russia imposed the death penalty for possession of tobacco.”

– Andrew Weil, M.D.

“As society has become less tolerant of drugs, people have become less willing to report drug use, even in anonymous surveys.”

– National Institute of Justice

“Stop wasting jail space on prostitutes, drug users and other victimless criminals. Even if we find it morally acceptable to imprison these people for choices they make regarding their bodies, we must realize that we simply cannot afford to continue clogging the court system and the prison system with the harmless ‘criminals.’ ”

– Edward B. Wagner

“Don’t do drugs because if you do drugs you’ll go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison.”

– John Hardwick

“We simply do not catch a high enough percentage of users to make the law a real threat, although we do catch enough to seriously overburden our legal system.”

– Jackson Eli Reynolds

“The growth of drug-related crime is a far greater evil to society as a whole than drug taking. Even so, because we have been seduced by the idea that governments should legislate for our own good, very few people can see how dangerously absurd the present policy is.”

– John Casey

“Our excessive use of drugs (all drugs – the licit and illicit) indicates a deep despair in the country. Drug problems are just bringing us that message. Where despair is greatest, drug use is greatest: the very poor and the very rich. Barrios and boredom produce a need to escape. What to do about barrios and boredom? Killing the messenger (jailing drug users) has only made the problem worse. Its easier to declare war on the messenger than to do something about the message.”

– Peter McWilliams, Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society, 1993

“It (alcoholic beverages) sloweth age, it strengtheneth youth, it helpeth digestion, it abandoneth melancholie, it relisheth the heart, it lighteneth the mind, it quickeneth the spirits, it keepeth and preserveth the head whirling, the eyes from dazzling, the tongue from lisping, the mouth from snaffling, the teeth from chattering, and the throat from rattling; it keepeth the stomach from wambling, the heart from swelling, the hands from shivering, the sinews from shrinking, the viens from crumbling, the bones from aching, and the marrow from soaking.”

– Anonymous, Thirteenth Century

“We, the undersigned, recognizing the evils of drunkenness and resolved to check its alarming increase, with consequent poverty, misery and crime among our people, hereby solemnly pledge ourselves that we will not get drunk more than four times a year, viz., Fourth of July, Muster Day, Christmas Day, and Sheep-Sheering.”

– Massachusetts temperance societies, 1820

“If we are going to have freedom, we are going to have to let people act foolishly as well as wisely.”

Sam J. Ervin, 1970

“I’m not going to talk about what I did as a child. What I am going to talk about — and I am going to say this consistently — [is that] it is irrelevant what I did 20 to 30 years ago. What’s relevant is that I have learned from any mistakes I made. I do not want to send signals to anybody that what Gov. Bush did 30 years ago is cool to try.”

— George W. Bush in an interview with WMUR-TV in New Hampshire, when asked if he had used “drugs, marijuana, cocaine”

“It was just inebriating what Midland was all about then.”

— George W. Bush, from a 1994 interview, as quoted in First Son, by Bill Minutaglio

“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”

-Slavador Dali

Reality is a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.

–Lily Tomlin

“Drug addicts may be considered the precursors or experimenters who tirelessly blaze new paths of life, and their cautioness lacks the the foundation for caution.”


I’ve never advocated the use of drugs to anyone, but they always worked for me”

– Hunter Thompson

“If the words life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the piece of hemp it was written on.”

– Terence McKenna

“A poet makes himself a visionary through a long boundless and systemised disorganization of all the senses. All forms of love of suffering of madness, he searches himself, he exhausts within himself all poisons and preserves their quintessences, unspeakable torment where he will need the greatest faith, a superhuman strength, where he becomes among all men the great accursed, the great invalid and the supreme scientist for he attains the unknown. So what if he is destroyed in his flight through things unheard of, unnameable. The poet as the thief of fire.”

Arthur Rimbaud

“Well ya see, Norm, it’s like this… A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers.”

– Cliff, Cheers

“Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.”

– Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist

“Alcohol didn’t cause the high crime rates of the ’20s and ’30s, Prohibition did. And drugs do not cause today’s alarming crime rates, but drug prohibition does.”

– US District Judge James C. Paine, addressing the Federal Bar Association in Miami, November, 1991

“Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging than the drug itself.”

– Jimmy Carter

“Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.”

– Philip K. Dick

“I am convinced that we can do to guns what we’ve done to drugs: create a multi-billion dollar underground market over which we have absolutely no control.”

– George L. Roman

“I favor free trade in drugs for the same reason the Founding Fathers favored free trade in ideas: in a free society it is none of the government’s business what ideas a man puts into his mind; likewise, it should be none of its business what drugs he puts into his body.”

– Thomas Szasz

“I’m in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my value system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.”

– Milton Friedman

“Acquainted with magic drugs used by her parents before her, she learned how to use those of compelling qualities and became the wedded wife of Belisarius, after having already borne many children.”

– Procopius of Caesarea, The Secret History, circa 550 CE

“Opium and morphine are certainly dangerous, habit-forming drugs. But once the principle is admitted that it is the duty of the government to protect the individual against his own foolishness, no serious objections can be advanced against further encroachments … Is not the harm a man can inflict on his mind and soul even more disastrous than any bodily evils? Why not prevent him from reading bad books and bad plays, from looking at bad paintings and statues and from hearing bad music? The mischief done by bad ideologies, surely, is much more pernicious both for the individual and for the whole society, than that done by narcotic drugs.”

– Von Mises, Human Action

“The illegal drug trade is the financial engine that fuels many terrorist organizations around the world, including Osama bin Laden.”

– Dennis Hastert, House Speaker

“The War on Drugs is a price support system for terrorists and drug pushers. It turns ordinary, cheap plants like marijuana and poppies into fantastically lucrative black market products. Without the War on Drugs, the financial engine that fuels terrorist organizations would sputter to a halt.”

– Ron Crickenberger, Libertarian Party Political Director 2/4/02

“Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?”

– Martin Luther

“The greatest danger is from legal drugs.”

– Terry McNally, at the Conference on World Affairs, Boulder CO, 4/6/04

“A country that goes out of its way to imprison the innocent has no business preaching democracy to the world.”

– Paul Craig Roberts

Let’s turn America and Mexico around via Summer of Justice 2013 DC

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