Few government bureaucrats have any connection to reality, but the ONDCP lives in an extra special world of its own creation. Did you know that communications director Rafael Lemaitre has a twitter feed? I am one of the 200-odd people following it, so you don’t have to be. If you want to follow someone, follow me @TheFederalGovt.
The Monitoring the Future survey for 2011 (MTF11) gives figures on youth drug use. Lemaitre live-tweeted the release of the results at the National Press Club this past Wednesday. (Best read from the bottom up)
Seriously!?!?! This is the lesson he draws? We primarily tackle alcohol and tobacco through regulation, taxation, education and treatment. Teen use of those substances is down dramatically. We primarily tackle marijuana with criminal sanctions, and teen use is at a 30 year high. I can’t think of stronger evidence against the status quo. Yet the drug warrior’s response to colossal failure is – more of the same.
How much longer do we have to pay for this idiocy?