Trump’s war on opioids will be a disastrous, expensive failure

Libertarian Party

Source: Libertarian Party
by staff

“On Oct. 26, President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a public health emergency and promised to redirect federal resources to the problem. In his speech announcing yet another war on drugs, Trump told a story about his brother Fred’s addiction to a completely legal substance: alcohol. We all know how disastrous alcohol prohibition was in the early 20th century, so could a new government battle against opioids be any more successful? ‘Of course not,’ said Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark.” (11/01/17)