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America is spending millions of dollars to run ad campaigns with teenagewaifs smashing up the kitchen with frying pans brain fried egg commercials andother inaccurate and misleading ads put fear into our nations youth and adults alikeOne such ad showed a flat line brain scan purportedly hooked up to a drug user Itwas later proven that it was hooked up to nothing and most of our nations kids nowknow it Seeing the Land of the Free turn into a nation that imprisons more of itscitizens than any other industrialized nation on earth is neither effective or a goodmessage to send our children We are building 9 new prisons for every one newuniversity Which do you want built for your children In this country we are locked in war we simply cannot win We strive toprotect over 10000 miles of border against enemies who are driven by the lure ofan obscene really resulted from this war is the overcrowding of prisons theexpansion of law and distrust If its not obvious already I am referring to the waron drugs As time goes on it becomes more and more evident that the war on drugsis as useless as officials who use the war as a reelection tool To study thisproblem I visited government web pages for statistics and facts dealing with thewar and was surprised what I found To most people the fiscal reasons for ending the war are the most convincingFor example it costs over 30000 per year to house a prisoner - this does notinclude processing and legal fees only the actual prison costs - food waterelectricity and guards There are over 15 million non-violent drug law offendersin prison right now and this number is increasing daily That means we arespending a minimum of 45 billion per year keeping former tax-paying citizensmost of whom had jobs and were contributing to the economy in some way lockedup with murderers and rapists When these
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