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The African American community has been outraged by this disparity in treatment and called upon the Clinton administration to end the racial discrimination involved. The McCaffrey/Reno proposal should be understood as a gesture by Clinton toward one of his most important voting constituencies.
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Bill Clinton, who as candidate talked about more emphasis on drug education and prevention, and about giving addicts
Indeed, public phobias and intolerance on the subject of illegal drugs has reached ridiculously uncompassionate proportions when leading United States Senators such as Orrin Hatch (Rep. Utah) and Jon Kyl (Rep. Ariz.) call upon the courts to overturn ballot initiatives approved by overwhelming majorities (in California by a 56-44 margin and in Arizona by a 65-35 margin) which would permit physicians to prescribe marijuana and other drugs for terminal patients.
Although there is a connection between the use of certain drugs and some types of violent crime, which makes the analogy imperfect, the nation learned from its experiment with Prohibition in the 1920s that moral rectitude by the majority can degenerate into tyranny and, as the Callahans put it, "it is folly for government to defy human nature" (4).
that looks almost identical to the ones put forward by his
The first drug czar, William Bennett, and other Bush administration officials conducted a media blitz in 1989 which stressed the dangers of illegal drugs and the need for forceful government action to control their production, distribution and use. This approach was successful politically. According to Chomsky, public opinion polls taken in 1988 rev