Prohibitionists were outraged by President Obama's recent observation that marijuana is safer than alcohol—not because it is not true, says Jacob Sullum, but because it contradicts the central myth underlying public support for the war on drugs. According to that myth, Sullum writes in Forbes, certain psychoactive substances are so dangerous that they cannot be tolerated, and the government has scientifically identified them. In reality, he says, the distinctions drawn by our drug laws are arbitrary, and marijuana is the clearest illustration of that fact.
The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
Advocating for gun control is no longer enough. On Thursday night, the Democratic presidential candidates promised gun confiscation.
The "assault weapons" that the presidential contender wants to confiscate are not especially deadly, but the symbolism of that policy is poisonous.