John Stossel on the Drug War


Forty years ago, the United States locked up fewer than 200 of every 100,000 Americans. Then President Nixon declared war on drugs. Now we lock up more of our people than any other country—more even than the authoritarian regimes in Russia and China.

A war on drugs is a war on the American people. And that, writes John Stossel, is unworthy of a country that claims to be free.