Libertarians in Minnesota have posted an extensive report on the importance of ending Drug Prohibition, discussing history, statistics, and the principles of liberty. If you're skeptical about legalizing drugs, or if you support it but want more arguments to make against the drug warriors, this is a must-read!
"...Every person seated was a Ron Paul Libertarian. The Convention was overrun by Ron Paul Libertarians. More than 2/3 of the delegates were Ron Paul Libertarians. When I mentioned that we were at a Republican Convention, they laughed out loud."
And don't miss her bio on the right panel, either.
I have always taken it as a good thing that libertarians are detested by both the left and the right. To me it is proof positive that we libertarians are in the right. After all, both the left and the right are fundamentally the same – authoritarian statists who wish to use the force of government to make society in their own images and to compel others to live in ways that they approve of.
It's what many Libertarians had feared about nominating a "former" conservative for President in 2008. Barr will not be endorsing the next LP presidential candidate, or even small-l libertarian Ron Paul. He has now endorsed Newt Gingrich, the anti-gay, pro-war neocon who supports a death penalty for cannabis users.
Libertarians are often marginalized, typically by the right, for wanting to legalize drugs. ”Whaddya wanna have HEROIN in vending machines!?!”, as some have ridiculously asked.
And while it’s true that Libertarians don’t support government action for dealing with a drug problem, it isn’t usually true that we think that people should use HARD drugs.