Drug-Test Lockdowns in Public High Schools

Written by Gary North on June 20, 2012

The public schools are drug emporiums. Nowhere else in America are this many potential customers brought together at taxpayer expense. It’s compulsory. Students are told to attend unless their parents have made other arrangements. I discussed this in my 2001 article, “Winning the War on Drugs.” “But our schools are different,” parents say. “My kids […]

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Police Hold Children Hostage, and Motorists Pay

Written by Gary North on June 5, 2012

This is the accusation of critics of the budget-balancing program in a Texas town. The town takes in $800,000 a year with this program. The police stop people driving through. They charge them with drug trafficking. They take their children and turn them over to Child Protective Services. Then, to get their kids back, the […]

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World Record in Louisiana: Prison Capital of the World

Written by Gary North on May 18, 2012

Nowhere on earth does any government exceed Louisiana’s ratio of inmates to citizens: one in 86. This is triple what it is in Iran. It is seven times China’s ratio. It is ten times Germany’s. Things aren’t busting out all over in Louisiana. Overcrowding has been solved. The prisons are only 90% occupied. There’s space […]

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