CADCA Endorses Gov. Bush's Plan 

  CADCA Endorses Gov. Bush's Plan 

Posted by FoM on October 07, 2000 at 20:55:17 PT
Press Release 
Source: U.S. Newswire 

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Chairman and CEO General Arthur T. Dean (Retired) issued the following statement in response to Governor George W. Bush's announcement of his anti-drug policy agenda, which includes a proposal to provide $350 million in funding for the Drug-Free Communities Act, a federal program designed to promote the growth and creation of community anti-drug coalitions: 
"There are some problems in this country that require Americans of all backgrounds to come together and work in earnest to solve. Substance abuse among our young people is one such issue. This morning presidential candidate George W. Bush is offering a plan that would help America solve its drug problem through expanded investment in solutions applied where the problem exists at the community level. Governor Bush's plan to invest $350 million in the Drug-Free Communities Act will help and expand the existing grassroots network of community anti-drug coalitions that have taken responsibility for making their communities safe, healthy and drug- free. We at CADCA welcome this proposal and hope that it will initiate in the presidential campaign the kind of thoughtful debate and consideration that America's number one social problem clearly deserves." "In assessing the merit of our approach to drug control policy, it is important that we place our resources where they have been proven effective in the past. Four years of funding through the Drug-Free Communities Act, legislation that has enjoyed broad, bipartisan support in Congress, has taught us that dollar-for-dollar, community anti-drug coalitions represent America's best hope of preventing and reducing substance abuse and drug- related violence one community at a time." Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is the premier national membership of over 5,000 community anti-drug coalitions. Community anti-drug coalitions are local partnerships between parents, teachers, young people, law enforcement, the faith community, business and civic leaders, elected officials and concerned citizens who unite and mobilize to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. Complete Title: CADCA Endorses Gov. Bush's Plan for Increased Investment in Community Anti-Drug CoalitionsContact: Andy Meisner of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America - 703-517-8132 Alexandria, Va., Oct. 6 - U.S. Newswire Related Articles:Bush Says the Clinton Adm. Waged a Lackluster War Falsely Attacks Gore on Fighting Drugs Offers $2.8 Billion Anti-Drug Plan Outlines Plans on Drug Abuse 

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Comment #4 posted by EdC on October 08, 2000 at 04:24:54 PT
Dubya's Drug Free Communities Act
$350 million more taxpayer dollars down the drug war rathole. Emeril is right "pork fat rules."
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Comment #3 posted by observer on October 08, 2000 at 02:56:56 PT
re: Ironic
prohibitionist pork feeding-tough hopefuls: "There are some problems in this country that require Americans of all backgrounds to come together and work in earnest to solve."legalizeit: Interesting that someone would say something like this regarding a policy which has been steeped in racism from the very start.Yes, so true. It must be a KKKlansman's wet dream come to life. A ready excuse to harass, shoot and otherwise seriously screw with people -- with the same people who accurately complain of being singled out for hassling, arrest and jailing in disproportionate numbers. And on top of that, they get to permanently disenfranchise (ban from voting) "those people." And on top of that, many of "their own" leaders "of the community" applaud this ruse, and beg for more of the same (more of the destruction of the community they supposedly "lead", that is). And on top of all of that, due to an intense propaganda machine that Goebbels could have only dreamed of, the very people who are legally lynched in this manner, like brainwashed Winston Smiths, come to believe the lies the system supplies, namely that if you "abuse drugs" (translated, 95% of the time, meaning: use cannabis in any amount), you're "sick" and deserve "jail" to "help" you "recover".Very much steeped in racism as you say. These quotes are taken from the 1979 NIDA (yes, NIDA!) report referenced below.1910: "one of the most unfortunate phases of smoking opium in this country is the large number of women who have become involved and were living as common law wives or cohabitating with Chinese in the Chinatowns of our various cities."'1914: "  once the Negro has reached the stage of being a 'dope taker' (dope here referring to cocaine) . . . he is a constant menace to his community until he is eliminated . . . Sexual desires are increased and perverted, peaceful Negroes become quarrelsome, and timid Negroes develop a degree of 'Dutch courage' that is sometimes almost incredible. . In the language of the police officer, 'The cocaine nigger is sure hard to kill' - a fact that has been demonstrated so often that many of these officers in the South have increased the caliber of their guns for the express purpose of 'stopping' the cocaine fiend when he runs amuck."1914: [NY Times article on cocaine] "there is little doubt that every Jew Peddler in the South carries the stuff."1937: "I wish I could show you what a small marijuana cigarette can do to one of our degenerate Spanish speaking residents. That's why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish speaking Persons, most of whom are low mentality because of social and racial conditions. "(1937: "There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Philipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others." ) THE PROHIBITIONIST THEMESA review of chemical prohibitionist literature reveals eight themes which appear to emerge from the tactics of most such movements. The tactics utilized to produce these themes are as follows:1. The drug is associated with a hated subgroup of the society or a foreign enemy.2. The drug is identified as solely responsible for many problems in the culture, i.e., crime, violence, and insanity.3. The survival of the culture is pictured as being dependent on the prohibition of the drug.4. The concept of "controlled" usage is destroyed and replaced by a "domino theory" of chemical progression.5. The drug is associated with the corruption of young children, particularly their sexual corruption.6. Both the user and supplier of the drug are defined as fiends, always in search of new victims; usage of the drug is considered "contagious."7. Policy options are presented as total prohibition or total access.8. Anyone questioning any of the above assumptions is bitterly attacked and characterized as part of the problem that needs to be eliminated.William L. White Drugs in Perspective, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1979 
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Comment #2 posted by legalizeit on October 07, 2000 at 23:49:35 PT
>"There are some problems in this country that require Americans of all backgrounds to come together and work in earnest to solve."Interesting that someone would say something like this regarding a policy which has been steeped in racism from the very start.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on October 07, 2000 at 21:08:30 PT:

A Friendly Reminder of an Upcoming Event

 Hi Everyone,Besides the Frontline Special on the Drug War The History Channel is also doing a series next week! World Premiere! Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way: These are the drugs to which were supposed to just say "no." Many of them were originally used for medicinal purposes or created by scientists to help ward off pain or other ills. How did these drugs become illegal substances and what affect do they have on their users? Watch this four-part series and find out! Monday , October 09 09:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That WayMarijuana In a series tracing the history of drug use, we begin our trip tracing the rise of marijuana and synthetic amphetamines. Marijuana, from the Indian hemp plant, has been used worldwide as a source of rope, cloth, and paper; its medicinal qualities were first documented 4,000 years ago in China. But it's best-known as the drug of choice of the 1960s. WWII U.S. troops were given an estimated 200 million amphetamines to fight drowsiness and battle fatigue and they're still used to fight depression.[TV PG ] • Airs Monday-Thursday, October 9-12 at 9pm ET/PT
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