For immediate release: August 14, 2014
Tear gas, unrest, controlling the press, and the killing of alleged innocents are outcomes one would expect politicians to rationalize as inevitable in a war zone.
But these atrocities are happening in American cities — now in Ferguson, Mo., in the heart of the United States.
The war is not against tyrants who have invaded America or terrorists who commit mass murder.
No, the war is one that Democratic and Republican politicians are waging against fellow Americans who are hurting no one else.
The War on Drugs is frequently used to justify police who accost minorities walking down the street or otherwise engaged in peaceful behavior. This may have been what precipitated the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown over the weekend, leading to riots and another shooting on Wednesday. Continue reading