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The Opioid Crisis 

There has been much media attention of late regarding ‘the opioid crisis’.

This is directly parallel to the the so-called Drug War.

Or ‘gun violence’.

Those who wish to insert governmental controls into private actions often label (insert issue here) as a ‘crisis’.

President Nixon started the War On Drugs in 1971. Here 40 years later, billions of dollars later, thousands have been incarcerated, and little illegal drug commerce has been stopped.

And numerous States have decriminalized and/or medicalized previously illegal drugs.

People continue to be shot en mass in Illinois and elsewhere.

And people with legitimate prescriptions are being squeezed more and more because their physicians and pharmacies are. 

By the ‘well meaning’ federal government.

A recent study noted that something like a whopping 1% of those who have opioid prescriptions are abusing them.

The lions share of abuse comes from those who steal, smuggle and illegally obtain such drugs.

Are you surprised?

I’m not.

I sometimes take a relatively low dose narcotic, which I get through a legal prescription, to deal with my chronic pain. I know others who take a much higher dosage than I, who must constantly wrestle with the increasing pressure on the medical community.

While the bad guys make billions from illegal users, largely unchecked.

Read between the lines.

 

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on “The Opioid Crisis 

  1. So either the various & sundry legislatures are dealing drugs, or getting huge kickbacks from … someone. I know we’re supposed to follow the money, but I’ll admit I don’t get it. Oh wait: the only “legit” agencies making profits on the so-called war would be the assorted law enforcement agencies. Grants, surplus military equipment, and …

    Posted by Rev. Paul | July 11, 2017, 8:43 am
  2. Good luck getting Sudafed… Sigh

    Posted by Old NFO | July 11, 2017, 11:01 am
    • Exactly, Jim!
      It’s ALL about control!
      Fortunately, I don’t use the stuff – but my roommate does, along with a myriad
      of other regulated medications.
      Seems like visiting the drug store is like buying a gun and a car…

      Posted by guffaw1952 | July 12, 2017, 7:37 am

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