Don't forget that the major justification for the War on Drugs was protecting the children. And we have absolutely flushed tons of money and lives down the toilet in that futile endeavor.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.