He’d be pretty pissed off about it, if you ask me. Jesus Christ was about two things: Number one was forgiveness, and number two was compassion. So if you’re a Christian and you think that these policies are something that your Lord and Savior would embrace, you’ve got another thing coming. Not only that, but how would he feel about us supporting policies that are the foundation for much of the violence and mayhem that we have around the globe today? Loving people—that’s how you get people to treat themselves better.
– Neil Franklin on WWJD re: stupid drug war
Former Undercover Drug Narc on Why Police Don’t Bust White People and How He Turned Against Drug War
He helped wage the drug war. Now he’s fighting to end it. Neil Franklin, head of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, tells it like it is. He is convinced that the policy of drug prohibition is the reason our communities suffer, the source of violence. Prohibition is not just about substances, it also creates a situation where people’s ability to survive is diminished. They can’t vote, can’t find work, and turn back to the market that got them in trouble in the first place. It’s a cruel cycle, one that Nixon – fuck you, Dick – used to crush his critics, and keep a foot on the neck of the black community. It’s racist and stupid. Legalize your body!
This is why I’ve always supported LEAP. Drugs are not the problem, prohibition is. Get smart and fight the Drug War because it’s destroying our working families and communities (and the banks love laundering the money).