Book Review: Drug Crazy by Mike Gray


Drug Crazy, by Mike Gray, is a page turner on the origins and impact of the Drug War in America. I have long been against the Drug War as a matter of principle: there is no justification for the group to force an individual to do or not to do a particular thing if the individual is not interfering with anyone else’s rights. I heard the argument on so-called conservative talk radio recently that society has its own interests and that those interests may be supported by legislation that interferes with individual rights. I totally disagree with this and this re-emphasized for me that the new conservative movement has completely abandoned the libertarian and constitutional principles that marked the conservative revival of the mid-Twentieth Century (not to mention the American Revolution). Continue reading…

Book Review: Drug Crazy by Mike Gray


Drug Crazy, by Mike Gray, is a page turner on the origins and impact of the Drug War in America. I have long been against the Drug War as a matter of principle: there is no justification for the group to force an individual to do or not to do a particular thing if the individual is not interfering with anyone else’s rights. I heard the argument on so-called conservative talk radio recently that society has its own interests and that those interests may be supported by legislation that interferes with individual rights. I totally disagree with this and this re-emphasized for me that the new conservative movement has completely abandoned the libertarian and constitutional principles that marked the conservative revival of the mid-Twentieth Century (not to mention the American Revolution). Continue reading…

Trayvon Martin, Gun Control & the Drug War: On & About This Week's Show

This week on the show I discussed the disingenuousness of Mayor Bloomberg as he says in the video below that because of loose gun laws he is concerned for the safety of his family, while he is widely quoted as having said in November that “I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world….I have my own State Department.” But what galls me is that he and others are using the Trayvon Martin killing to set the stage for a new push to further curtail our Second Amendment rights. Although I’m not a gunslinger myself (yet), I do believe that the Second Amendment is what stands between us and complete tyranny. Below the video are a couple of links I think may be of interest in defense of gun rights.

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