Friday, August 17, 2007

The Drug War is working!

I don't know about you, but I'm instilled with a deep sense of trust and respect for our nation's Drug War Czars and Generals when I read headlines like this:
More Kids Say Drugs a School Problem
August 16, 2007

Sixty-one percent of U.S. high-school students say that drugs are a problem in the schools, up from 44 percent in 2002, according to a new survey from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.

The Associated Press reported Aug. 16 that 31 percent of middle-school students also cited drugs as a school problem, up from 19 percent in the same time period.

At the same time, however, students' perception of drug use as a problem has waned: 24 percent of those surveyed said it was their top concern, down from 32 percent in 1995. Moreover, about 6 in 10 parents whose kids attend a school with a perceived drug problem said that the goal of creating a drug-free school is not realistic.
Well, look at the good news. At least 6 out of 10 parents don't have their heads up their asses.

As Drug WarRant's Pete Guither likes to say:
Some days it feels like I'm watching a house on fire. And one idiot wants to put it out with a machine gun. The other one wants to use grenades. And I'm standing there with a bucket of water and they look at me like I'm crazy.

Amen, Pete.

4 comments:

Martin said...

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Very interesting article. I really appreciate it.

We are hearing lot of news on drug paddlers and the place where they sell are getting busted and now-a-days
Passing a drug test is also becoming mandatory in all way of life. Still guys some how get hands on drug.

From my point of view. War on drug is a big process and long way to go.

JT Barrie said...

I am still waiting for the Media United Against Drugs to stop taking money for the ubiquitous drug ads. Why should consumers trust someone who openly earns a third of their revenue promoting drug use to work for a drug free USA? It's nuts! Exercise regimens are actively discouraged, school athletic fields are locked up, and ads constantly remind us that no one has time for exercise so they should just do drugs to take care of their health problems.
The only differences between legally available and banned drugs is that legal drugs have wider options as to potencies, cost far less, and are made utilizing high standards for safety. Both sets of manufacturers contribute to politicians. The criminal syndicates overwhelmingly support "law and order" candidates - mostly of the GOP stripe [something like 80% - but they do hedge their bets for "access"]. We know who serves the criminals' interests!

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There are a lot of problems in schools with kids and their negative attitude towards life or any other subjects. The laws need to be more clear in situations where the kids are in danger by their behavior.

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