In my recent post Looking For A Counter Strategy I discussed how the Democrats might use the Drug War to improve their chances in 2012.
Well it has started. There is a MoveOn petition designed to get the Ds to send a message to the President and Congress. Face the Drug War's Failure.
Here is the first section of the petition.
To be delivered to: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate and President Barack ObamaThe Republicans are in no way ready for this.
Within the last year, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the US Conference of Mayors and both the National Black and Latino Police Associations along with the NAACP and many other international organizations and individuals have called for an end to the current mechanism of drug war.
Currently, there is not one high echelon proponent of drug war willing to discuss this subject in any open, public venue. Therefore, let us quench our thirst for justice and open this dialogue not just on the editorial pages or the occasional broadcast of two-studio banter, but rather we must have an open, national debate on the subject of drug war.
The debate of course will be opened on Oct 2nd when Ken Burn's Prohibition - the movie comes to a PBS Station near you.