The tipping point has long since been crossed in the United States' war on drugs.
Politicians can say whatever they want, but in all reality, no one has ever supported the global drug war, or, as we call it in the U.S., the "war on terror."
Bin Laden and Al-Zarqawi were, in all reality, opium dealers who managed to coordinate, organize and maintain perhaps the largest known cartel in the history of man.
You see, the people of Afghanistan and much of the Middle East are extremely poor. It seems economies of scale just don't create themselves when the citizens are taxed too heavily.
People need money to spend and increasing the rate of taxation must logically decrease the rate at which money is spent. One can increase the money supply, but it most always destroys the economy, because it leads to a psychologically distinct notion of "collective" wealth.
If everyone is rich, no one is rich. If everyone is poor, no one is rich.
There must be some middle ground on fiscal policy.
The United States Federal Reserve has not been so keen as of late cleaning up all the fake treasury bonds and dollar bills that are in circulation.
We need all those to be recycled slowly so that the debt reflects real debt, and not the phony debt that world governments have created to distract us while they use the drug war as a guise called "The War on Terror."
This war has actually diverted trillions to "terrorists" while the American people fail to understand basic economics, or don't know the Libertarian Party is against the war in Syria.
Brandon Hoffmaster, Huntingdon