"After 20 years on the bench
I have concluded that federal drug laws are
a disaster. It is time to get the government
out of drug enforcement."
Judge Whitman Knapp
[Percy Whitman Knapp] (1909-2004) Judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
New York Times, May 14, 1993
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
 -- Anonymous      
 -- Mike, Norwalk      
When will they ever learn.
 -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    I concur.
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
    Attributed to Lincoln: "Prohibition goes beyond
    the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control
    a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes." Heck, government isn't even bound by the rules constituting its foundation, let alone by reason.'
     -- Mann, Kalamazoo     
    The government makes a lot of money confiscating property of drug dealers and it keeps many legal folks employed. Drugs will be illegal for a long-long time.
     -- Cal, Lewisville, TX     
     -- L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada      
    If only we could control Congress's appetite -- the Constitution was supposed to do that, but obviously it's proven nearly impossible for Congress to control itself. Prohibition is big business for the police state -- keeps the money rolling in for cops, drug lords, and lawyers. You can't seize the property of a murderer but you can if you find a pot seed. What a racket.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Rate this quote!
    How many stars?

    What do YOU think?
    Your name:
    Your town:

    More Quotations
    Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
    RSS Subscribe
    Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

    © 1998-2023 Liberty-Tree.ca