After the first 11 interviews with my brother Police Officer and Detective Howard Wooldridge of Lansing, Michigan (retired) concerning the “War on Drugs”, more and more Americans understand the underpinnings of how the U.S. government protracts a national taxpayer fraud. How big a fraud? Taxpayers forked over $1 trillion in 38 years paying for the impotent “War on Drugs.” Results? America suffers more drugs, major drug networks, cheaper drugs and more potent drugs!
“The civil government in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico has collapsed. In El Paso's sister city of 1.5 million—murders, mutilation, torture, kidnappings and extortions are committed with impunity. Beyond the cost in human lives and safety, it also threatens to imperil the economic renaissance in this region and the over $2 billion spent by Mexican nationals in our local economy. And there is the very real national security threat, that this brutality and lawlessness could extend throughout Mexico and lead to a flood of refugees who would overwhelm our border, our city and our country and make today's undocumented immigration problem seem insignificant by comparison.” Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey
“These are not the random thoughts of some blogger,” said El Paso city councilman Beto O’Rourke.
“Citizens in El Paso hear the gunfire from the across the Rio Grande,” said Officer Howard Wooldridge. “Mr. O'Rourke has called for a national discussion on legalizing drugs in order to make the Mexican Cartels disappear. He knows what www.leap.cc knows and every student of history; namely absent prohibition, the Mexican Drug Cartels will quickly wither and die, same as the Al Capone type organizations died 75 years ago. Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana and all other cities and states in Mexico could return to normal.
“As Councilman O'Rourke wrote those words, he proved to be a man of action also. He drafted a resolution asking for a national, open discussion on the legalization of drugs as a method to destroy the Mexican Cartels. The El Paso City Council agreed with him and passed it 8-0. However, the mayor vetoed at the last minute. The stage was set for a brouhaha which eventually rumbled through the corridors of the United States Congress. El Paso Congressman Reyes wrote the council and urged them to sustain the mayor's veto. Otherwise, he wrote the city's portion of the upcoming stimulus package could be reduced. The council vote rumbled through power brokers in Austin enough to cause the five El Paso area legislators to write a letter to the council which also threatened the loss of funds. As our brave soldiers fight and die for our freedoms in Iraq and Afghanistan, the freedom of speech was destroyed as the council caved in and voted only 4-4 for override. Thus we see the power of the money interests in DC and Austin who profit from the War on Drugs. Can you spell Private Prisons Inc. who love mandatory minimums?
“The six northern Mexican states bordering the US are in a state of semi or near complete collapse. The local police are paralyzed with fear to handle routine police matters like assault, rape, theft, robbery. As the drug gangs and the Zetas battle each other and the Federales, commerce suffers. American businesses now often require money upfront to sell something, rather than extending even short term credit. Experts are professing the real possibility of true economic & drug war refugees which would require US taxpayers to help them.
“Two years ago Mexican President Calderon decided to tackle the ‘narcotraficantes’ of the Mexican Drug Cartels. Today the heads of police officers and federal soldiers roll down the streets of cities all over central and northern Mexico. Since Calderon started this effort in 2007, some 8,000 Mexicans have been murdered. The Cartels put up one billboard that taunts and threatens the police and another offering them a lucrative job, if they join the Cartels. This is the reality of law enforcement in Mexico: plato o ploma - silver or lead. The average American cannot imagine what it would be like to live in such an environment: no rule of law, no police protection, no sense of security or hope that it will end, profound despair. And for what?
“Our country has been having gunfights and dead bodies by the thousands since the mid '80s. Our drug dealers shoot and kill each other as needed to get rid of the competition. The Department of Justice recently announced that the Mexican drug gangs in America are the greatest new threat to our society. Tens of thousands of American citizens have been killed but the press barely mentions that it is the drug trade which causes the violence.”
Abraham Lincoln said it best, "Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."
Officer Wooldridge continued, “True conservatives in this country - also known as Libertarians - have long supported a drug policy based on six principles. One - Individual Liberty. Two - Personal Responsibility. Three - Property Rights. Four - Limited Government. Five - Cost Effective Government and Six - States' Rights.
“Unfortunately, tens of millions of people who call themselves conservatives nonetheless support the nanny-state liberal policy of drug war/drug prohibition. They want the police to break down the doors of those citizens who choose marijuana instead of whiskey, cocaine instead of Prozac or heroin instead of Valium. These 'conservatives' are either unwilling or unable to realize they are liberals on drug policy, as they support prohibition as a drug control strategy.
“$400 million is pocket change to the Cartels. That is why they have won the struggle with the Federales. Is anyone else shaking their head about this waste of money? Does no one in our federal government care about the suffering of the Mexican people?
“Tell your member of Congress to support hearings on whether the war on drugs is an effective drug control strategy. Urge your local city or county government to pass a resolution, asking for a national conversation on drug prohibition. Ask yourself what have been the benefits, the positive outcomes for our country during the 38 year Drug War? Join LEAP on line without cost and add your voice at: www.CopsSayLegalizeDrugs.com
The mission of LEAP is Today, my brother Howard Wooldridge heads up a task force in Washington, DC to educate and enlighten congressmen at the highest levels. He works for a better future for all Americans. He can be reached at: Education Specialist, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, www.leap.cc , Washington, DC. He speaks at colleges, political clubs, Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions Clubs across America. LEAP speakers in 36 states address this issue to citizens around the country to bring an end to the Drug War. Check out the web site and join. Book a speaker in your state! Wooldridge also presents at political conferences in Washington. firstname.lastname@example.org to reduce the multitude of unintended harmful consequences resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ultimately ending drug prohibition.
“Envision a world where crime is cut in half, terrorists don’t make money selling drugs and kids are not employed in the drug trade,” Wooldridge said. “Envision a world where the police focus on DUI, child predators and terrorists. Imagine a world where if you have a drug problem, you see a doctor not a judge. All are possible, when we find the courage to end our Prohibition.”
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Many People” by Lindsey Grant
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From: Frosty Wooldridge
This three minute interview with Adam Schrager on “Your Show” May 4, 2008, NBC Channel 9 News, addresses the ramifications of adding 120 million people to USA in 35 years and six million people to Colorado as to water shortages, air pollution, loss of farmland, energy costs and degradation of quality of life. In the interview, Frosty Wooldridge explains the ramifications of adding 120 million people to the USA in 35 years. He advances new concepts such as a “Colorado Carrying Capacity Policy”; “Colorado Environmental Impact Policy”; “Colorado Water Usage Policy”; “Colorado Sustainable Population Policy”. Nationally, the USA needs a "National Sustainable Population Policy" to determine the carrying capacity of this nation for the short and long term. Wooldridge is available for interviews on radio and TV having interviewed on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX.
Click the link to view the 3 minute interview with NBC's Adam Schrager:
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Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com