As expected, former vice-president Joe Biden is once again running for president, joining what feels like a million other Democrats who have already declared their candidacies. (To name a few, the list of candidates currently includes Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala D. Harris, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.)
While Biden's more moderate views offer an appealing alternative to the extremism championed by the likes of Sanders and Warren, his role as the godfather of the War on Drugs should disqualify him from ever occupying the Oval Office.
The Architect of the Drug War
Uncle Joe might be everybody's favorite political meme, but he is also responsible for many of the policies that led to the breakdown of the American criminal justice system. And after decades of perpetuating the War on Drugs, our country has finally been forced to take a hard look at the policies that led us to where we are today.