..."This was a mistake that comes from the war on drugs," said Carl Williams, an ACLU lawyer. ...
When I hear conservatives complain about the weight of the government on our lives, I hear about things like high taxes, regulations, litigation, etc. They're annoyed.
When I hear disadvantaged young people complain about the weight of the government on our lives, I hear about already difficult lives being utterly and permanently destroyed under the hammer of the War on Drugs. They're doomed.
Please, conservatives, use the same logic you apply to regulations, taxes, litigiousness, to the plight of these people. It's not as if they're lives are ideal in the first place. The War on Drugs, as it does with so many other social ills, only makes things worse.