25 March 2005

The Evil ACLU's Wish To Legalize Illicit Drugs

First off I'd like to apologize for my tardiness. This posting should have happened yesterday, but my ISP wasn't co-operating. The ACLU's Drug Policy is outlined on their national website. On their website you will find a mission statement and a list of current court cases that the ACLU is involved with. Their drug policy is named the ACLU Drug Law Reform Project or DLRP. The mission statement states, "The DLRP uses the Constitution as armor against the abuses of the War On Drugs. The project selects and litigates cases aimed at overturning policies, which infringe on Constitutionally protected rights." I've read through as much material that I can find on the 15 cases listed on the site. The common thread in the majority of the cases is the right to privacy. I would like someone to tell me where in the Constitution it guarantees a right to privacy. No where that I can find. Among the court cases there are 2 dealing with the ability of law enforcement to search schools for illicit drugs. Excuse me, these are children. Even if you concede a right to privacy, children have no expectation of it. In the strict sense, children aren't really citizens yet. They cannot vote, own property, be taxed, own securities, or be conscripted to service in the military. Add to that fact that the school is the property of the local government and they can dictate policy governing possession of illegal substances on their property. Next, there is a case relating to the mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients in Michigan. Well it occurs to me that if they are drawing public funds, they should be subject to the same policies as public employees. Not to mention that since they are drawing public funds due to their lack of income, then how are they able to purchase drugs? Apparently if they have money to buy drugs, they can afford to live without public funding. There is another case along these lines, having to do with the eviction of people from public housing projects for use and/or trafficking in illicit drugs. Well, I'm sure when these people were granted housing in these project areas, that the drug policy was explained to them. And by accepting the terms of their acceptance in the housing program, they agreed to those terms. So being engaged in conduct in violation of their agreement, the Housing Authority should have the right to enforce their policy. Add to that my previous argument. These are housing developments funded by public tax dollars. Next, is a suit claiming that a Public Transit Authority is censoring free speech by forbidding advertisement of Drug Reform Initiatives. Well there are three arguments for this one. Public Transit Authorities are funded by tax dollars. The same arguments for the school system, housing projects, and welfare systems also apply here. Then there is the fact that no political advertisement can be made on publicly held property. This can be seen as the government as advocating the issue or candidate who is advertising. Then there is the fact that it advocates legalizing something that is currently illegal. Next, there are the needle exchange programs. These are programs which promote the use of illegal drugs. By supplying clean needles to addicts, they are perpetuating the use of these harmful substances by these people. The contra argument would be that it is a public health issue. No it isn't. If you eliminated the existence of the substances, then there would be no need for the needles. Another example of a well intentioned program that misses the target. The bottom line is that the ACLU takes on cases that are against the common good. If they were truly in search of protecting the civil rights of all Americans, why were they assisting Michael Schiavo kill his wife? Why do they advocate legalizing substances that pose a substantial health risk to all who engage in that culture? The quest for the next high has lead to prostitution, burglary, armed robbery, muggings, and other crimes. The addict will do anything to get his next fix. To legalize this would increase these crimes. Which would infringe on the Constitutional Rights of us all. "We the people, of the United States of America in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty, to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." These are our basic rights and the responsibilities of our government. The legalization of drugs would put at risk the establishments of justice, domestic tranquility, our common defense, and general welfare. By allowing these individuals to roam the Earth in search of a way to secure another dose of their drug of choice, we are putting ourselves and our liberties at risk. But yet the organization who professes that they are attempting to guarantee rights given us by the Constitution, they sure have their priorities all screwed up. And your right to do or not to do something can never interfere with my rights of the same. It is a fact, that drug use leads to other crimes. And that puts all of us at risk.
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Blogger John said...

Excellent post! No apology needed. You obviously did a lot of research here. I'm leaving mine up top for a little longer. Your post is probably more thourough than my own. Thanks for doing this and for coming up with the excellent idea. Check out all the other sites who paricipated too. Mad Tech did a really good one too, as well as Kender. The blogburst was a success. Get in touch with me. I'd like to hear your ideas on what next weeks subject should be.

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