Congratulations are pouring in to the East Liverpool, Ohio PD for publicizing photos of adults passed out from a possible Heroin overdose with a (gasp) innocent little kid sitting in back of the car. The chief of the department is getting a lot of air time talking about the horrors his small town is suffering from the Heroin epidemic, and how helpless he is to fight it.
You have to respect this cop. He is clearly trying to do his job.
Still – I have to wonder how many people die each year in East Liverpool, Ohio from Alcohol and Cigarettes? I wonder how many kids are given cancer by their smoking parents? I wonder how many kids are beaten up by drunk parents? I wonder how many wives are abused by drunk husbands? I wonder how many Diabetics die, and how many obese people suffer and grow ill far too young
My guess is that the numbers of dead from alcohol and cigarettes (and metabolic disease and obesity) in East Liverpool are pretty much like those around the country – the real killers are so commonplace that nobody cares, but let a few unfortunate victims of Weaponized Heroin show up and it’s time to panic.
I’m sure that the Ohio police chief really believes what he is saying, but if his town’s priority is saving human life from products that kill then along with just about everyone else in this country he is being manipulated into a panic designed to create a stampede.
That stampede could be turned and stopped before it reaches the abyss by the simple abolition of all laws on the Federal level regulating the private cultivation and use of all natural drugs. Eliminate the regulations; eliminate the regulators; eliminate the corruption; and take the pain industry away from the international criminal cartel called Big Pharma.
Fortunately all that doesn’t have to happen on the Federal level IF one or more of the states that have already expressed their independence from Federal oppression on Cannabis legalization will take the next steps necessary to sever all powers of the Feds to regulate the Cannabis industry within their state borders, or in any communications, banking or other kind of network within the borders of the state, then we’ll know that the end is near for the War on Drugs. State’s rights must extend to the freedom to declare independence from abhorrent Federal regulation within the borders of any State. The freedom to grow your own ANYTHING is a fundamental freedom that any civilized society must acknowledge. Who will be first State to force the Federal tyranny off the backs of its citizens?