Tonight I got a call from an individual who claimed to be working for acompany called "MPI." Never having heard of MPI, I asked what theacronym stood for, and was told that it stood for Midwest PrintingInstitute. Okay...

Sounds like a front, but I'm curious. Thegentlemen on the phone starts in on his spiel about how he's calling toenlist my support to lock away all drug dealers and users for a "very longtime." He goes on to explain that he represents a group of lawenforcement officers who believe that increasing incarceration is thesolution to America's drug "problem." Of course, this isn't somethingI believe in at all, so I explained to the nice man on the phone thatperhaps I wasn't ideologically fit enough to join their cause.
The wayto wipe out drug crime in America is to legalize drugs and let businessessell them. The problem with our "war on drugs" is that we're trying tofight it with the wrong weapons. Instead of sending money, guns, andtroops to foreign lands, and instead of increasing the size of the policeforces in America, let's get our most effective team on the floor. Weneed to let Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, K-Mart, and the like start sellingdrugs. That's how you win the "drug war." Let Wal-Mart wipe outthe profit in the market, sidestep the middleman, and crush the smalldealers. Wal-Mart sells sixty percent of the CDs sold in Americatoday; there's nothing to say that they wouldn't also own the drug market ifit were only legal.