I am not a politician, I do not intend to have a career in politics. I believe that making a career in politics is contrary to the whole idea of representative citizen government. If I win this election, I intend to take a leave of absence from my real job in order to serve in the Senate. I will not be concerned about what political interests or special interest groups I alienate, because I don't expect to seek re-election. My loyalty will be to my conscience.
The War on Drugs is an incredible waste of resources. We fill our jails with people who aren't a threat to other citizens, then let violent criminals out on early release because the jails are full. We create a black market for substances that are easy to grow, manufacture or import, then are surprised by the organized crime and gangs that profit in this black market. We cannot win the War on Drugs the way we are fighting it now. The fact that we can't keep drugs out of prisons should tell us that much. We should recognize the economics involved and remove the black market profit potential. Maybe we won't save people from wasting themselves, but it will make our streets safer.
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