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Former Nixon Advisor: The War On Drugs Invented To Crush Anti-War And Black Movements

In 1994, a former Nixon policy adviser admitted the War on Drugs was waged not to keep Americans safe, but to crush dissent. According to John Ehrlichman, who served time in prison for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, the Drug War was intended to disempower anti-war and black rights movements in the 1970s.

And therein lies one of the most powerful, lesser-known reasons for prohibition: it is a heavy-handed tactic to silence dissent.

Source: Former Nixon Advisor: The War On Drugs Invented To Crush Anti-War And Black Movements

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