Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Drug Bust Statement

The Columbia University Libertarians would like to express their solidarity for the students who are the latest casualties in the failed American War on Drugs. Chris Coles, Stephan Vincenzo, Harrison David, Michael Wymbs, and Adam Klein are all victims of an unjust system put in place by a government that supposedly preaches freedom and justice. It is not the actions of these individuals that may or may not make them criminals, but the laws that are thrust upon the population. Had these unjust laws not been in place, these individuals would be free to conduct business, legally, and they would have been hailed as business entrepreneurs. The laws in place is what is creating the black market that these individuals may have had to deal with in order to provide a service to a clientele that clearly knew what they were getting themselves into. We believe, no, we know that as long as there is a demand, there will be a supply, regardless of who may provide the supply. This system only serves to empower the most ruthless individuals, like the ones that these five Columbians may have had to deal with, as opposed to the most industrious. The net result is a peripheral crime that does not need to be associated with peaceful business transactions. The actions of one or possibly a few individuals does not constitute the direct involvement with another group of individuals. It is sad that the NYPD would resort to methods of entrapment and impose guilt through association upon these individuals to try to convict these individuals. And may we stress the utmost importance of the old principle of being "innocent until proven guilty".

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The short, no excuses explanation is that the dudes did it and got caught. Remember, if you can't do the time - don't do the crime. They were only too happy to get rich breaking the law. Time has come to answer up. Good law or no. Nice bust!

Anonymous said...

this is asinine

Anonymous said...

"We believe, no, we know that as long as there is a demand, there will be a supply, regardless of who may provide the supply. This system only serves to empower the most ruthless individuals, like the ones that these five Columbians may have had to deal with, as opposed to the most industrious."

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

it sounds like guys put little thought into this public statement. If you want "us" (the liberals) to debate with you, create an efficient argument that doesn't look like you wrote it in a bar after several drinks. Of course, well try to do the same

Philippines Outsourcing said...

I wonder why people like to deal with illegal drugs when all it does is ruin our lives. Why can't we just learn from others....

Ponting said...

The libertarians are doing good and they are doing a good job in order to express the concept and to tell the important and useful things as you told about the casualties in the failed American War on Drugs,so war on this thing is absolutely right and have to be done and have to remove this bad effect from the environment,so the things you told about the University and its motive,it is right and absolutely great.
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Anonymous said...

the war on drugs is a waste of money and a waste of time and perpetuates criminal cartels. God bless the libertarians are CU for speaking the truth while you liberals fill people's heads with lies and perversion of the truth. We didn't have drug issues until after the war on drugs. - you liberals need your heads examined.

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JFCarpio said...

Guys, on behalf of the Libertarian Movement in Ecuador, I'd like to ask you to support us rejecting Correa's visit to Columbia U or at least making it the least comfortable so the man that is attacking civil liberties in Ecuador (see: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2011/09/21/nj-town-cancels-ecuadorean-president-rafael-correa-visit-because-his-politics/ ) knows he's not universally loved and that his antics will not be tolerated.

Victor Hugo Andrade said...

RAFAEL CORREA HAS PROSECUTED JOURNALIST JUST FOR EXPRESSING THEIR FREE OPINIONS‏

Next September 23th at the World Leader Forum, Mr. Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador, will be lecturing about Media and Democracy.
You should know, that Rafael Correa has captured all the political functions in Ecuador making his government a dictatorship which has prosecuted civilians, journalists, democrats, etc, just for the sin of expressing their free opinions.
You should also know that Mr. Correa has indicted El Universo, a 90 years old newspaper with a wide national coverage, just for expressing the Editor´s opinion about the well known 30S´s affair which derived in the murder of six Ecuadorians as a result of Mr. Correas’s irrational and provocative attitude in front of police officer’s mob (Sept 30Th 2010), in a nearby hospital.
Being the Judicial Courts under Mr. Correa´s ruling, judges have condemned El Universo’s owners to pay US 40 Million Dollars as a moral compensation to Rafael Correa and in addition they will have to go to jail for three years in an unprecedented decision. This situation undermines freedom of opinion in accordance to international Conventions, such as the OAS Interamerican Letter of Understanding in regards to Human Rights and Freedom of Speech. In this way, Mr. Correa is threatening the remaining Ecuadorian free press to keep them silent and submissive
We see no coherence in Mr. Correa´s lecture at your University at the light of recent events in Ecuador which have been denounced by international organizations, such as the Interamerican Press Association, Human Rights Watch, and No Frontier Journalists and alike.
Being Columbia University one of the leading educational organizations and defender of Free Press and Democracy we can’t see any reason for Mr. Correa’s lecturing about what he is precisely undermining in our country. Please reconsider your invitation for such kind of fake lecturer.

Kind Regards