After the first six interviews with my brother Police Officer and Detective Howard Wooldridge of Lansing, Michigan (retired) concerning the “War on Drugs”, more and more Americans understand the underpinnings of how the U.S. government protracts a national taxpayer fraud. How big a fraud? Taxpayers forked over $1 trillion in 36 years paying for the impotent “War on Drugs.” Results? More drugs available, major drug networks, cheaper drugs and more potent drugs.
“The policy of drug prohibition and its strategy of ‘War on Drugs/War on American People’ proves a spectacular failure,” Officer Howard Wooldridge said. “If we begin to shoot every drug user, every Willie Nelson, Rush Limbaugh, Roger Clemens and other pro baseball players, and the other 30 odd million Americans who use illegal drugs, would we achieve success? If we eliminated the Bill of Rights in combination with “shoot-on-sight” anyone the police suspect has used or is selling drugs, I believe we will achieve a ‘Drug Free America.’ How many are ready to pay that price?
“Backing up--the goal of prohibition was to reduce the availability of drugs, increase the prices so no one could afford them, decrease drug-use related death and diseases, and reduce drug use. Reality check: after $1 trillion tax dollars spent since 1971, drugs are cheaper, stronger and much easier for kids to find and buy. Even the arrest of 38 million Americans for drug offenses and having 25 percent of the world’s prisoners has not touched the dynamic. Americans remain as one of the top drug using populations in the world.”
In Sweden the police are encouraged to seek out anyone they believe has used an illegal drug, arrest them, draw blood at the hospital to confirm their suspicion and if tested positive, charge the citizen with possession and use. The next logical step to make a drug-free world would be summarily shoot the citizen. Without customers, drug dealers would go out of business, right? By the way, the Swedes are so liberal; they would probably just use a lethal injection. Gunshot deaths prove messy; ask any cop.