- After the first six 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 36 years
paying for the impotent "War on Drugs." Results? More drugs
available, major drug networks, cheaper drugs and more potent drugs
- "The policy of drug prohibition and its strategy
of 'War on Drugs/War on American People' proves a spectacular failure,"
Officer Howard Wooldridge said. "If we begin to shoot every drug user,
every Willie Nelson, Rush Limbaugh, Roger Clemens and other pro baseball
players, and the other 30 odd million Americans who use illegal drugs,
would we achieve success? If we eliminated the Bill of Rights in combination
with "shoot-on-sight" anyone the police suspect has used or is
selling drugs, I believe we will achieve a 'Drug Free America.' How many
are ready to pay that price?
- "Backing up--the goal of prohibition was to reduce
the availability of drugs, increase the prices so no one could afford them,
decrease drug-use related death and diseases, and reduce drug use. Reality
check: after $1 trillion tax dollars spent since 1971, drugs are cheaper,
stronger and much easier for kids to find and buy. Even the arrest of
38 million Americans for drug offenses and having 25 percent of the world's
prisoners has not touched the dynamic. Americans remain as one of the
top drug using populations in the world."
- In Sweden the police are encouraged to seek out anyone
they believe has used an illegal drug, arrest them, draw blood at the hospital
to confirm their suspicion and if tested positive, charge the citizen with
possession and use. The next logical step to make a drug-free world would
be summarily shoot the citizen. Without customers, drug dealers would
go out of business, right? By the way, the Swedes are so liberal; they
would probably just use a lethal injection. Gunshot deaths prove messy;
ask any cop.
- "And we don't need no stinkin' lawyers to get these
druggies off on the charges," Officer Wooldridge said. "We all
know that cops and prosecutors are the good guys and would never lie on
a search warrant, plant evidence or coach witnesses on how to testify.
Justice would be swift and sure and it would save all that money wasted
on a trial before a judge. Okay, maybe the good guys make a mistake five
percent of the time. Big deal! Even if a few innocent people are executed,
the greater good would be served, right? Druggies are on every street
corner destroying this country. No wonder we are losing in Iraq.
Wait, we are winningwell you know what I mean. We must act decisively!"
- Congressman Mark Souder has long called for the USA to
get serious about South America. He supports spraying a mycoherbicide
(fungus) on the countries from Bolivia north to Colombia, an area the size
of the United States. Yes, this would destroy all the coca and poppy plants
being grown (along with all green, living things) but it would eliminate
South America as a source for those two drugs. If some other country steps
up to fill the supply, drop the fungus on them, too.
- "Some politicians call upon the US government to
spray all marijuana fields with Paraquat which would make cannabis toxic,"
Officer Wooldridge said. "A smoker would become ill or worse. This
might drive the rest of marijuana production into private homes but at
least no one would consume pot grown outdoors.
- "Several aides to Congressman and Senators have
stated their desire to just shoot every drug dealer because eventually
no one would take the job. Maybe true! Since the feds report that nearly
one million young teens sell drugs, I would want those aides and their
Senator to be the first to put a bullet in the brain of a 14 year old pot
dealer. Big Rule #6 (Thou Shall Not Murder)forget what Jesus would do!
To break a few commandments to achieve a 'drug-free' America is a small
price. Besides, a few Hail Mary's and all will be forgiven, right?"
- Officer Wooldridge continued, "The police could
focus on the drug user and dealer. We could spend even less/no time arresting
deadly drunk drivers and go after a baggie of pot. We could spend no/
less time catching the child predator who wants to have sex with your 13
year old son or daughter. This would allow us to find more houses where
they are growing pot or cooking meth. Arresting the person who broke
into your home is too petty compared to arresting the guy who sold Rush
Limbaugh the pills. At the federal level we could spend less/no time
on Al Qaeda and other terrorists and that would enable us to destroy every
medical marijuana garden in California. Sound good? Tell your Congressman
- "We are a Thin Blue Line and some Americans believe
we spend entirely too little time going after drug users and sellers.
We are public servants. Where do you want us to go? Where should we focus?
Who should we arrest? What crimes do you want solved or prevented? We
get paid by the hour. The choice is yours."
- As you read this series, you see the logic and common
sense of my brother, a veteran police officer. It's time to end the fraudulent
"War on Drugs" and begin to regulate, tax and allow those who
will use drugs--a safe, hygienic and sane avenue for personal use. It
would cut out drug-related crime, drug rings, killings and millions of
ruined lives. We must invite personal responsibility!
- 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, <http://www.leap.cc/>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. <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
- The mission of LEAP is 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
- "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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- 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
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