For more than 40 years, the federal government has been pouring billions of taxpayer dollars into a failed “war on drugs” that has incarcerated millions of non-violent “offenders,” destroyed countless families and done absolutely nothing in the process to curb drug use. And retired police captain Peter Christ has been on a vocal crusade to educate the American public about these and other drug war facts, destroying every myth used by the government to continue its mindless prohibition of so-called “controlled substances.”
During a recent segment of WGRZ’s 2 Sides program, Christ, a co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), aggressively debunks the profusion of lies still being used by the feds to justify prohibition, including the fallacy that prohibition actually works to keep drugs off the street. Far from it, prohibition merely redirects the drug market into the hands of gangsters and other criminals, generating more crime and problems for society than if drugs were not a law enforcement issue at all.
“Legalization of drugs is not about the drugs, it is about the gangsters and the terrorism that is supported by the illegal marketplace in this country,” explains Christ during the segment. “We’ve been doing this for over 40 years since Nixon kicked it off, and the drugs are more available, purer quality, and cheaper than they’ve ever been before on the streets of America.”by