Charles Hugh Smith’s proposal is so sensible that the cynical among us will say it has no chance of ever seeing the light of day. With President Trump, however, who knows? From Smith at oftwominds.com:
Here is an opportunity for “Black Lives Matter” and the Trump administration to find common cause.
President Trump has a golden opportunity to strike a major blow for civil rights with a single executive order: end the failed “War on Drugs” and shut down America’s drug-war gulag. None of the previous three presidents expended any political capital on curbing the immensely destructive “War on Drugs” or freeing the (in many states, preponderantly African-American and Hispanic-American) prisoners in America’s drug-war gulag.
“Fake-liberal” Bill Clinton did nothing, “fake-conservative” George W. Bush did nothing, and “fake-liberal” Barack Obama did nothing to end the “War on Drugs” or curb the gulag it created. Their parties and supporters were delighted…
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