Benjamin M. Wiegold, Mises.org
"It would be one thing if prohibition actually worked to achieve its stated goals, and could therefore be considered effective, albeit perhaps misguided, domestic policy. At least in this instance the debate would be centered on the moral question, of whether or not the state has the right to tell you how to live your life. Of course, the common-sense conclusion — that the Drug War is an immoral totalitarian program designed to dictate the intimate details of individuals’ personal lives — would still be the same.
But the fact of the matter is that the Drug War has been an abject failure on every count, especially in regards to whether it’s achieved its explicit goal of eradicating illicit drug use altogether."