The New War on Drugs is Just the Same Old War- It’s Time to Cut the Head off the Snake

By Janice Barlow For several decades now, the government has been throwing billions of dollars at stopping the illegal drug problem. Now, added to that issue is the prescription drug abuse of opiates. But is this the real issue? It is a known fact that these medications are helpful to some people who use them and are not addicted to them. The outcry now seems to be the same one used for gun control: Taking away the physical product from those who do not abuse it because others are or…

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Trump Ignores Commission’s Advice, Says More Cops are Solution to Opioid Crisis

photo of bottle of morphine pills open with pills spread out on counter

by Tony Wyman I live in the Opioid Capitol of America, Dayton, Ohio. Per capita, more people will die in my city from overdosing on opioids, drugs like fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine, tramadol, than any place in America.   “We’re on a pace to to have 800 people die this year from overdose,” Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer told reporters at NBC News. He said the county is trying to fight the crisis by giving officers Narcan, a nasal spray emergency treatment that counteracts the effects of opioids and reverses the…

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Trump’s “Big, Beautiful” Wall Part One – Will It Stop The Drug Traffic Across The Border?

by Richard Cameron There is a great deal of debate regarding the border wall that Donald Trump made a signature theme in his campaign rallies. It’s an enduring topic of discussion in diners, taverns, social media, cable news channels and in policy journals. The arguments are multi-faceted, dealing with immigration, narco-trafficking and possible terrorist incursions. And in fact, Trump’s executive order on the construction of the wall, states that the purpose of the wall is – “to prevent illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking, and acts of terrorism.” Because most…

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