News flash to anyone who will listen: those who fail to learn a lesson from history are doomed to repeat it and no clearer example can be found to prove this than America's longest war, the insane War on Drugs.
Our government can't win this war and their attempts to hold the line are not only expensive and destructive, they aren't having any real appreciable impact on drug use.
As with Prohibition, the War on Drugs has only added to the problems that it was supposed to alleviate.
There is no dispute about the fact that methamphetamine is a very dangerous drug. The question is how best to reduce its use.
Our current politicians prefer lies over facts, and in doing so they are making the same mistake that has been made when other prohibition tactics were used to deter use.
Our political leaders have lost the war on meth and the common cold at the same time.
There's a price paid in convenience by ordinary cold sufferers in order to help keep crystal meth abuse down.
The war on meth, including collateral damage to people with colds, is stuck at a stalemate.
What our politicians fail to tell us is that over the last three years meth abuse trended upwards because of drugs being imported illegally from Mexico. What they fail to say is that the number of suppliers has gone down while abuse has risen.
Politicians love to get on their soap boxes and rail against drug abuse. But few have learned from past tactical mistakes.
As meth abuse rises again, it's time to end the insanity and the only way to do that is for everyone to get up off of your couch and go to the window and yell, "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"
However, a more effective approach is to educate every person you come in contact with and especially politicians about the ruinous nature of the war on drugs.