To win a war, one must win the minds of the people (unless one chooses to vaporize said minds with a superweapon instead).
So the next time you step over a crack-addled soul sprawled out on a Tenderloin sidewalk, or dodge a gang of teenagers trying to sell you weed at the Stanyan Street entrance to Golden Gate Park, tell them this:
"It's not my fault -- it's the 'Federal Narcotics Price Support Program!'"
Opponents of the Drug War have long maintained that, just like with alcohol during Prohibition, making drugs illegal makes being a drug lord profitable. Who here would support the "Federal Mexican Drug Cartel Subsidy Program?"
Brush up on these and other euphemisms for the 40-year government struggle against getting high before your next family holiday. A few more, after the jump.
Via The Advocates (who love themselves some small government, which apparently does not include a federally funded fighting force):
Federal Drug Lord Subsidy Program
Federal Drug Gang Subsidy Program
Mexican Drug Cartel Subsidy Program
Prison-Industrial Complex Subsidy
Border War Welfare Program
Reason Why We Can't Visit Juarez, Brought To You By Taxpayers
As usual, this is nothing new. But recasting the debate may be one way to win hearts and minds.