The War on Drugs and Basic Conservatism

John McCain, speaking in Wisconsin after a primary win, giving us all some basic lessons in conservatism, attacking his likely general election opponent who, in his words would likely…

[R]eturn to the false promises and failed policies of a tired philosophy that trusts in government more than people.

To which Doug Berman asks, “Aren't extreme sentences and mass incarceration” exactly that?

I cannot think of a more fitting setting in which we see, year-in and year-out, politicians promoting "false promises and failed policies of a tired philosophy that trusts in government more than people."

Make up your minds people. Do you want the government telling you what you should and shouldn’t do, or not?

[Hat Tip: Pete]

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Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer - February 29, 2008 11:34 AM
With the passing of William F Buckley, let us remember this stalwart of conservatism’s (eventual) position on the War on Drugs. From the July 1, 1996 cover story of National Review:WE ARE speaking of a plague that consumes an estimated...
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