• Those who suffer from the abuse of drugs have themselves to blame for it. This does not mean that society is absolved from active concern for their plight. It does mean that their plight is subordinate to the plight of those citizens who do not experiment with drugs but whose life, liberty, and property are substantially affected by the illegalization of the drugs sought after by the minority.

    Address to the New York Bar Association on Summer 1995. "The War On Drugs Is Lost". National Review Volume 48, No. 2, February 12, 1996.
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