"[T]ake the war on drugs. The average American says, “The war on drugs has been beneficial.” The rest of us see reality. This war has destroyed thousands of Americans. It is also a pretext for government agents to rob innocent people in airports and on the highways -- they seize and confiscate large amounts of cash and say to their victims: “Sue us if you don’t like it.” And more and more judges, politicians, intelligence agents, and law-enforcement officers are on the take -- as dependent on the drug-war largess as the drug lords themselves."
Jacob G. Hornberger
American author, journalist, politician, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Terrorism—Public and Private, The Tyranny of Gun Control, 76 (Future of Freedom Foundation 1997).