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"We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then

criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities."



These are only a select few examples of how the American people and the world have been lied to about the War on Drugs. The quotes were derived from a larger quote by John Daniel Ehrlichman, who was counsel and Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs under President Richard Nixon between 1969-1973.

References:

[Link] https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/John_Ehrlichman

[Link] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_drugs#20th_century

[Link] http://www.aei.org/publication/the-shocking-and-sickening-story-behind-nixons-war-on-drugs-that-targeted-blacks-and-anti-war-activists/

[Link] https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/395/6/

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