Donald Trump is promising to do 28 things right away (as soon as possible) if he gets elected. Here is #26.

Work with Congress on a Restoring Community Safety Act.Reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars.

Yeah really. That is going to work this time. For sure.

Way back in 1990 Trump had a different opinion.

Billionaire New York developer Donald Trump says that legalizing drugs is the only way to win the war against what he considers one of America`s most serious problems.

Trump blamed the country`s drug problems on politicians who “don`t have any guts“ and enforcement efforts that are “a joke.“ “We`re losing badly the war on drugs,“ Trump told 700 people at a luncheon Friday. “You have to legalize drugs to win that war. You have to take the profit away from these drug czars.“

Trump said tax revenues from a legalized drug trade could be spent to educate the public on the dangers of drug use.

Currently opposition to cannabis prohibition is at the 60% level. And still rising. That is because the Prohibitionists are mainly old farts. And they are dying off.

How bad is it? Two former DEA Agents are stumping for cannabis legalization in Arizona. Now why would they be doing that? It is certainly not altruism or a desire for smaller government. None of that. Nope they have bigger fish (the same old fish?) to fry.

We need to take a very hard look at the pharmaceutical companies out there, and their contribution to the heroin epidemic. You’ll see these communities that have never been under the influence of hard drugs, but then they suffer an injury and the doctor prescribes Oxycontin or other opiates and suddenly they’re addicted. We need to cut down on the use and prescriptions of opiates. Does every owie you have require Oxycontin? How does it end up on the streets? It’s diverted at the prescription level.

So did you get the message? The Trillion Dollar A Year Drug War Scam will continue. The DEA is giving up on pot so it can fight the drugs it depends on. Opiates and stimulants. Those in fact were the original mandates of the Harrison Narcotics act. Opiates and cocaine.

It will be interesting to see what Trump’s opinion is as more and more States opt out of the Federal anti-cannabis program. That is how Alcohol Prohibition ended. The States stopped enforcing it. And then the Federal Government finally threw in the towel. Funny enough it was an out of work Federal Alcohol Prohibition Agent that spear headed the movement to make cannabis illegal.

Keep an eye on what those out of work Drug Warriors try to prohibit next. It will not be good.