Laws and legislation are not always ethical or decent or good for the public. some laws are unethical. I believe that the War on Drugs was an unethical actions. It was/is a war on the Bill of Rights.
If you go back and research it, this is precisely what Nixon intended. Of course, it wasn’t a war on all citizens. Merely the citizens whom Nixon considered contemptible, beyond reach and unworthy of being allowed to exercise their freedoms.
Nixon own words can be used against him here. He stated that marijuana use was the domain of “hippies, criminals and niggers.” The war on drugs was actually a war on these people. He equated all as the same. To Nixon and his elitist scum, Black people, the youth of the ’60s and ’70s were the same as criminals.
The War On Drugs was nothing more than an attack on the Constitution of the United States. It was the beginning of the police state and the militarization of the police and the use of said forces unconstitutionally on the citizens of America.
All of these drug laws should be abolished and all of the victims of these Statist circumventions of the rights of American Citizens should be freed from the Statist bondage into which they were enslaved and with which they (we) have been oppressed these past 40 plus years.
To my way of thinking, the laws of the Drug War are no better than the Soviet laws which crushed freedom and dissent. They were used for exactly the same purpose. To crush dissent, to stifle the people, to invade our privacy, our homes and our lives.
The whole institution is heinous and the inventors, perpetuators and perpetrators of the War on Drugs should all be arrested and tried for crimes against humanity and treason against America.