quote by Harry J. Anslinger

The primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.

— Harry J. Anslinger

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Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men.

Drug prohibition quote Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.
Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.

Prohibition only drives drunkenness behind doors and into dark places, and does not cure it or even diminish it.

Drug prohibition quote A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
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The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others.

Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing.

Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits, and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs.

Drug prohibition quote I don't do drugs, I am drugs.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs.

Alcohol didn't cause the high crime rates of the '20s and '30s, Prohibition did.

And drugs do not cause today's alarming crime rates, but drug prohibition does.

Drugs are a tragedy for addicts. But criminalizing their use converts that tragedy into a disaster for society, for users and non-users alike. Our experience with the prohibition of drugs is a replay of our experience with the prohibition of alcoholic beverages.

One role of prohibition is in making the drug market more lucrative.

Drug prohibition quote I don't do drugs, I am drugs !
I don't do drugs, I am drugs !

If you say, "Would there were no wine" because of the drunkards, then you must say, going on by degrees, "Would there were no steel," because of the murderers, "Would there were no night," because of the thieves, "Would there were no light," because of the informers, and "Would there were no women," because of adultery.

A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.

Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.

Drug prohibition quote If you believe that TYLENOL is medicine and MARIJUANA isn't, you might not know
If you believe that TYLENOL is medicine and MARIJUANA isn't, you might not know that one hundred people will die this year from using TYLENOL, whereas no one has ever died from CANNABIS. End prohibition and save lives.

Marijuana is one of the safest, therapeutically active substances known to man.

While democracy must have its organizations and controls, its vital breath is individual liberty.

Congress should definitely consider decriminalizing possession of marijuana.

We should concentrate on prosecuting the rapists and burglars who are a menace to society.

Our current prison state has the dual effect of getting rid of a superfluous population of basically unskilled workers (with a close race-class correlation), and also demonizing them... The drug war is basically for this - It has nothing to do with drugs, but it has plenty to do with criminalizing an unwanted population and scaring everybody else.

Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.

It is impossible to tell whether prohibition is a good thing or a bad thing.

It has never been enforced in this country.

If even a small fraction of the money we now spend on trying to enforce drug prohibition were devoted to treatment and drug rehabilitation, in an atmosphere of compassion not punishment, the reduction in drug usage and in the harm done to users could be dramatic.

The prohibition of drugs causes crime. You don't have to legalize, just decriminalize it.

Suppose that the US really is trying to get rid of drugs in Colombia.

Does Colombia then have the right to fumigate tobacco farms in Kentucky? They are producing a lethal substance far more dangerous than cocaine. More Colombians die from tobacco-related illnesses than Americans die from cocaine. Of course, Colombia has no right to do that.

Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the last states which prohibited liquor, I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew who the bootleggers were

There are criminals who are drug users, but most addicts are criminals only by virtue of prohibition or from resorting to crime to pay inflated black market prices.

Every hour spent investigating a drug user or seller is an hour that could have been used to find a missing child.

Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit.

Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong.

Legalizing drugs would simultaneously reduce the amount of crime and raise the quality of law enforcement. Can you conceive of any other measure that would accomplish so much to promote law and order?

When we finally decide that drug prohibition has been no more successful than alcohol prohibition, the drug dealers will disappear.

Decriminalization would take the profit out of drugs and greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the drug-related violence that is currently plaguing our streets.

Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse.

The war on drugs is identical to the prohibition of alcohol: all you're doing is making criminals rich and powerful.

On prohibiting anybody from learning anything: Why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.

I'd like to promote lots of things. I'd like to promote elimination of drug prohibition. I'd like to promote parental choice in education through vouchers. Those are two things I think are very urgent and important. They're both more important than the harm which Social Security will do.

Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit.

This is the fine point on which all legal professions of history have based their job security.

Drugs. If they did not exist our governors would have invented them in order to prohibit them and so make much of the population vulnerable to arrest, imprisonment, seizure of property, and so on.