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Why Exactly DO Republicans Support the War On Drugs?

The War On Drugs has been a staple of Republican campaigns since Richard Nixon helped use drugs as code words for blacks and hippies (Nixon Tapes Show Roots of Marijuana Prohibition: Misinformation, Culture Wars and Prejudice). There has always been the element of hypocrisy since drug use has always been present among some Republicans as well (they are human beings, after all).

Some prime examples of drug using Republicans are Rush Limbaugh (Rush Limbaugh’s legal battle in Palm Beach County) and of course our values President, George W Bush. Mr. Bush said: “I wouldn’t answer the marijuana questions. You know why? Because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried.” From: In Secretly Taped Conversations, Glimpses of the Future President

So why do Republicans think that drugs should be illegal? Because they are dangerous and harmful to people, correct? Here is a quote from