Look, we understood we couldn't make it illegal to be young or poor or black in the United States, but we could criminalize their common pleasure. We understood that drugs were not the health problem we were making them out to be, but it was such a perfect issue for the Nixon White House that we couldn't resist it.

— John Ehrlichman

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Well, I think we ought to let him hang there. Let him twist slowly, slowly in the wind.

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