The War On Drugs aka the Law Enforcement Employment Security Act.
I am stunned to hear Scalia say something so... rational. Props when due, though.
Prohibition never, ever works. Never has, never will. All Prohibition ever does is create a vibrant criminal network for a blackmarket supply to the demand. Legalize drugs, global cartels implode, crime rate plummets, prisons and courtrooms empty out and addicts can be legally monitored and assisted.
Remember Prohibition in the early 20th century? The rallying cry was if liquor was legalized, everyone would be an alcoholic. Thing is, when liquor was legalized and regulated, people drank less, not more. True story.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
I say, let's bring back the Bear Flag Republic. California entered the union of its own free will after having split peacefully from Mexico. Now, it's time to split peacefully once again and become an independent nation.
But, that idea could be just slightly controversial, too.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I suppose one could argue that there are innocent and unwilling victims relating to drug use, and I don't necessarily disagree with that (though I don't buy into it fully, either), but I would say that much of it is more due to the illegal factor and resulting underground crime, not as much the drug availability itself.
Where would that leave us if we evaluated every law by how well it serves the community to which it applies? Can you imagine?
I may be wrong.