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Clergy Speak Out Against the War on Drugs

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Mike Gray of Common Sense for Drug Policy, in cooperation with the Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative, has made a documentary titled “Protestant, Catholic and Jewish Clergy Speak Out Against The War On Drugs“.

Substantial clips (9 and 11 minutes each) from the video can be found here:

http://www.csdp.org/news/news/clergydvd.htm

These clips shows Christian and Jewish clerics speaking out against the ‘war on drugs’. May insightful and wise things are said.

The stituation now is reminiscent of what during the Viet Nam war. For a long time, people who spoke out against the war were considered unpatriotic. But little by little, more people joined their voices to the opposition, until the tide turned. Then it became clear that the consensus opinion was against the war. That is what is going on today, hopefully, with regard to the war on drugs.

Mike Gray was also kind enough to send me a transcript, which you can view here.

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Written by John Uebersax

March 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm

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