"We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news."


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.







The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) was originally established by the National Narcotics Leadership Act of 1988,[50][51] which mandated a national anti-drug media campaign for youth, which would later become the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.[52] The director of ONDCP is commonly known as the Drug czar,[40] and it was first implemented in 1989 under President George H. W. Bush,[53] and raised to cabinet-level status by Bill Clinton in 1993.[54] These activities were subsequently funded by the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act of 1998.[55][56] The Drug-Free Media Campaign Act of 1998 codified the campaign at 21 U.S.C. § 1708

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