Drug War

Debunking The "War On Drugs" Libertarian Style

Author(s): 
Bill Masters
Reviewer: 
Clay Evans

Reading his contribution to the new book, “The New Prohibition: Voices of Dissent Challenge the Drug War,” I was intrigued to learn that San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters once was an avid drug warrior. It was, he indicates, simply part of what it meant to be a Republican law enforcement official. But after several years of approaching drug use as a criminal problem, especially in free-spirited Telluride, he was frustrated by “the increasing drug problems in the county.” In other words, arresting and jailing drug users, which he had accepted without question, simply didn’t work.

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