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Losing the War on Drugs America is spending millions of dollars to run ad campaigns with teenage waifs smashing up the kitchen with frying pans brain fried egg commercials and other inaccurate and misleading ads put fear into our nations youth and adults alike One such ad showed a flat line brain scan purportedly hooked up to a drug user It was later proven that it was hooked up to nothing and most of our nations kids now know it Seeing the Land of the Free turn into a nation that imprisons more of its citizens than any other industrialized nation on earth is neither effective or a good message to send our children We are building 9 new prisons for every one new university Which do you want built for your children In this country we are locked in war we simply cannot win We strive to protect over 10000 miles of border against enemies who are driven by the lure of an obscene really resulted from this war is the overcrowding of prisons the expansion of law and distrust If its not obvious already I am referring to the war on drugs As time goes on it becomes more and more evident that the war on drugs is as useless as officials who use the war as a reelection tool To study this problem I visited government web pages for statistics and facts dealing with the war and was surprised what I found To most people the fiscal reasons for ending the war are the most convincing For example it costs over 30000 per year to house a prisoner - this does not include processing and legal fees only the actual prison costs - food water electricity and guards There are over 15 million non-violent drug law offenders in prison right now and this number is increasing daily That means we are spending a minimum of
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