Pub date: 7 Jan 2008
Subj: Who Supports the Drugs War?
Author: Frosty Wooldridge
After the first five interviews with my brother Police Officer and
Detective Howard Wooldridge of Lansing, Michigan (retired) concerning
the “War on Drugs,” more and more Americans understand the underpinnings
of how the U.S. government protracts a national taxpayer fraud.
Would anyone in their rational mind support spending $70 billion
annually for 35 years with zero results? Mark Twain lamented, “Suppose
you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I
A boat-load of responses caused me to interview Howard Wooldridge
further. Many Americans bring heated emotion to this national tragedy.
My brother brings reason coupled with logic! However, many don’t want to
accept or deal with reality. Several readers condemned Howard for his
stance. However, they lack any solutions. Guess what buckaroos, my
brother takes action where others complain. He educates U.S.
Congressional representatives as you read this interview.
The question arises! Who supports the drug war? Officer Wooldridge said,
“Osama Bin Laden, President George Bush, The Ochoa Brothers, John
Walters (USA’s Drug Czar), Congressman Mark Souder, Mexican Drug
Cartels, DEA, FARC, National Association of Narcotics Officers, Canadian
Cannabis Growers Association, Pharmaceutical Industry, Al Qaeda, Private
Prison Association, Meth Makers of Mexico Association, MS-13 drug gang, Deputy Chief
Thomas Gorman of California, Pablo Escobars’ Amigos, Congressman Duncan
Hunter, Columbian Coca Growers Association, Senator John McCain, et al,
Fundamentalist Christian Association, the Washington Post and the New
See a pattern here? Ever wonder why it’s so difficult to make even small
changes in our prohibition policy “AKA War on People?” The 10 major
organizations trying to end the New Prohibition enjoy a $25 million
budget. The drug companies, which fear the medicinal aspects of
marijuana, put that much in the freezers of politicians to stifle
Does Al Qaeda contribute to the Republican Party? If
opposition to the Drug War continues to grow, Al Qaeda would be advised
to funnel cash to prohibition politicians. Prohibition puts $3 billion
in bin Laden’s hands every year. Hiding $100,000 in bribe money in his
freezer, as the Congressman William Jefferson from Louisiana did, proves
chump-change compared to losing billions. Congressman Duke Cunningham’s
$2.4 million in contractor bribes prove insignificant to the
ramifications of the Drug War.
Nonetheless, you see the kind of greed
that propels our congressional representatives. Again, all those who
support the Drug Enforcement Agency, do it so it will continue to exist,
but not because it yields any results.
“The California Narcotic Officers Association fears the loss of their
paychecks, knowing that the sensible People of California would
legalize, regulate and tax marijuana the day after the feds end the
National Prohibition,” Howard Wooldridge said. “Even if they did not
lose their paychecks, they would be reassigned to go after drunk
drivers, child predators and other public safety threats. That type of
work is boring compared to kicking in a few doors a week, waving their
guns around and arresting people. Heaven forbid they would have to take
a stolen bicycle report!
“MS-13 gang makes billions selling illegal drugs in the USA. They would
not be happy to see the end of Prohibition. They would have to go back
to landscape jobs! President Bush supports the Drug War to keep his
Pharma Industry lobbyists happy. He views the weekly deaths of young
teens that die selling these drugs on the sidewalk as ‘God’s Will.’ So
no problem there!
Mexican drug cartels enjoy the finest tequila and
tacos in Mexico on the money they are making. As a bonus, their
narco-dollars buy them influence at the Presidential Palace in Mexico
City. The private prisons in the USA lobby for more mandatory drug
sentences in order to keep their cash flow coming. The Meth Makers of
Mexico make billions exporting their product into the US and Canada.”
Congressman Mark Souder supports the Drug War because he uses it to get
re-elected. “I am getting tough on drugs!” he said. Souder has convinced
the voters in Indiana that the 2nd trillion dollars spent on this policy
will result in drugs being slightly less available to their kids.
Congressman Duncan Hunter who has convinced his California constituents
of the same thing. Our Drug Czar John Walters simply likes his
government job with all the perks of flying around the world saying how
much progress he made in 2007. He reminds Officer Wooldridge of General
Westmoreland during the Vietnam War and body counts.
“The growers of BC Bud are making billions exporting to the US the most
potent pot on the continent,” Officer Wooldridge said. “That industry
now employs more people in British Colombia than mining or forestry. The
Crips and Bloods make billions as a vertical monopoly buying in bulk and
employing their members for the retail sales.
Experts say that the
economy of several large cities would collapse without the cash that the
dealers generate for their home neighborhoods. FARC (guerrillas of
Colombia) have been making billions protecting the Coca Growers of
Colombia Association. FARC uses their profits to wage war on the Bogota
“Fundamentalist Christians are adamant that God believes the Drug War is
just and righteous and that Jesus would also support it. Right! Jesus
would put a cocaine user in the hell-hole of a Texas prison for two
years. NOT! ‘But it is immoral to use these drugs’ they say with
When confronted with the fact that young teens die every
week because the policy employs a million teens, they usually blame the
parents for the deaths, not their support for the policy. Native
Americans have used mind-altering substances for centuries. Is the
Christian religion superior to their beliefs to the point that Indians
should go to jail? NOT!”
The Washington Post, the New York Times, Newsweek, Time and US News &
World Report all support prohibition. Could it be they do not want to
upset the drug makers who take out 3-4 full page ads for their drugs?
“As you can see, the supporters of Prohibition Two are numerous and
well-funded,” Officer Wooldridge said. “Nonetheless, I will use my
one-eyed horse Misty and my Stetsonhttp://www.leap.cc/cms/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=46Los Angeles on March 4 on horseback and riding some 3,300 miles to New York. to promote the end of the most
dysfunctional, immoral policy since slavery until it is in the history
books, or I draw my last breath.”
Today, my brother Howard Wooldridge heads up a task force in Washington,
DC to educate and enlighten congressmen at the highest levels. He works
for a better future for all Americans. He can be reached at: Education
Specialist, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, www.leap.cc,
He speaks at colleges, political clubs, Rotary, Kiwanis
and Lions Clubs across America. LEAP speakers in 36 states address this
issue to citizens around the country to bring and end to the Drug War.
Check out the web site and join. Book a speaker in your state!
Wooldridge also presents at political conferences in Washington.
The mission of LEAP is to reduce the multitude of unintended harmful
consequences resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the
incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ultimately ending
“Envision a world where crime is cut in half, terrorists don’t make
money selling drugs and kids are not employed in the drug trade,”
Wooldridge said. “Envision a world where the police focus on DUI, child
predators and terrorists. Imagine a world where if you have a drug
problem, you see a doctor not a judge. All are possible, when we find
the courage to end our Prohibition.”