RICHARD NIXON ON DRUGS

“We understood we couldn’t make it illegal to be young or poor or black in the United States, but we could criminalize their common pleasure. We understood that drugs were not the health problem we were making them out to be, but it was such a perfect issue for the Nixon White House that we couldn’t resist it.”

– John Ehrlichman, Chief Domestic Advisor to President Nixon, speaking in 1995 to Dan Baum, author of “Smoke And Mirrors.” (The quote comes from a radio-interview on “We The People.”)

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