Within the last year, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the US Conference of Mayors and both the National Black and Latino Police Associations along with the NAACP and many other international organizations and individuals have called for an end to the current mechanism of drug war.
Currently, there is not one high echelon proponent of drug war willing to discuss this subject in any open, public venue. Therefore, let us quench our thirst for justice and open this dialogue not just on the editorial pages or the occasional broadcast of two-studio banter, but rather we must have an open, national debate on the subject of drug war.
We the undersigned therefore beseech the President and the Congress to mandate that said open and public discourse about the prohibition of drugs take place forthwith with the Directors of the ONDCP and the DEA.
NOTE: This documents author Dean Becker hosts a weekly radio program at www.drugtruth.net. Given the opportunity his first question would be: "What is the benefit, what have we dervied that offsets the horrible blowback of waging this, the first eternal war?"