Had progressives not urinated on the Constitution for decades the Republicans who launched the 'War on Drugs' wouldn't have had the powers enumerated to them to do so at the federal level.
Are you following me?
#18 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2015-03-20 09:31 AM | REPLY | FLAG:TOTAL AND COMP-LETE BS
I swear your remarks get dumber by the minute. Nixon started the war on drugs because he believed pot pacified young males and thought it was the reason they weren't wrapping themselves in the red white and blue but instead chose to resist the draft forego being shipped off to join in the increasingly unpopular non war against communism in IndoChina.
If anyone was doing something unconstitutional it was the it was the republic---ns under Eisenhower who decided to use the CIA to stage coups and insert despotic tyrannies with leaders he deemed friendly to US interests as he did with Iran (Pahlavi), Vietnam (Diem) and Cuba (Bautista).
Lemme see who was VP back then... oh yeah Nixon. Tricky Dick didn't want the reds to take over Vietnam but after the Korean stalemate was not in a good position to declare another war but was hot to trot non the less so they started sending draftees over instead of ready reservists (like GWB) which is how it would have gone had we declared it a war.
JFK inherited the fruits of the seeds planted by Eisenhower which were festering when he took office. Kennedy got to face the first one that blew which was Cuba and the Soviets with the Missile Crisis.
LBJ inherited the Vietnam but was not anxious to declare war and the ire of both the Chinese and Russians after the near nuclear confrontation that came from the Cuban Crisis
Then of course we get Tricky and his delusional administration who prolonged in order to win the election... but by the time he came to office his little brain child was very unpopular and the anti war movement was in full force. Basically he had no support. So he makes nice to the Chinese while he tries to remove what he blamed as the cause for the lethargy regarding his militant plans. Then people got wise to his ways and he was forced to resign. Ford wanted to continue but it was time to stick a fork in it because the nation was done.
Then came Carter who inherited mess resulting from the final gift of Ike to the world when Iran finally overthrew Shah Pahlavi who was forced into exile.