Just as the criminal, Nixon, began his infamous 'War on Drugs' which was really a war on us anti-war hippies, Bush Jr and Rehnquist, just for example, became drug addicts. Neither was sent to prison for this. Both became infamous hang em' high executioners of drug abusers.
Also in 1986, the FBI conducted an intensive investigation into Rehnquist's dependence on Placidyl, a strong painkiller that he had taken since the early 1970s for insomnia and back pain. Rehnquist's bout with drug dependence had been made public in 1981, when he was hospitalized for his back pain and suffered withdrawal symptoms when he stopped taking the drug.
The FBI's 1986 report on Rehnquist's drug dependence was not released at the time of his confirmation, though some Democratic senators wanted it made public. But it is in Rehnquist's now-public file, and it contains new details about his behavior during his weeklong hospital stay in December 1981. One physician whose name is blocked out told the FBI that Rehnquist expressed "bizarre ideas and outrageous thoughts. He imagined, for example, that there was a CIA plot against him."
The doctor said Rehnquist "had also gone to the lobby in his pajamas in order to try to escape." The doctor said Rehnquist's delirium was consistent with him suddenly stopping his apparent daily dose of 1400 milligrams of the drug -- nearly three times higher than the 500-milligram maximum recommended by physicians. The doctor said, "Any physician who prescribed it was practicing very bad medicine, bordering on malpractice."
Interesting that this tool of the ruling class imagined he was being tormented by the CIA! Of course, America is a spook clone of the Soviet state and he is one fo the engineers of this vicious police state. He worked with Barry Goldwater who ended up being against the war on drugs but Rehnquist loved this war because he hated them darkies, those uppity you-know-whats, his KKK heart needed some tool with which he could terrorize and imprison minorities.
I applauded Barry Goldwater for finally seeing the light around 15 years too late and on his death-bed. But it always irritated me how supposed 'libertarians' seem to have Soviet impulses when it come to dictating to other people what they should eat, what they should wear and with whom the could sleep. This nanny-no-no garbage is epidemic within the libertarian movement and is why they are are bunch of criminals, namely, they just want to do whatever they want including abusing drugs while poking their snouts in my own private affairs.
So it was with Rehnquist: even as he popped pills and lived the life of a downer freak, he sentenced people to long terms in prison for acting just like he. This dirty, filthy, totally evil addict wanted to punish black addicts with extreme brutality because he was a big, ugly racist pig.
I can't tell you how pissed off I am, over and over again, we learn that all these white pigs are really drug addicts. They are addicted to tormenting people, they are so eaten away with evil, they can't see their own bloody faces in their mirrors and when they are caught breaking the law and taking a ton of addictive pills by getting multiple doctors to give new prescriptions, is illegal. And Rush Limbaugh did this and so did a host of rank right wingers.
Nixon's modern-day War on Drugs began in 1969. He characterized the abuse of illicit substances as "America's public enemy number one." In an attempt to make good on his campaign promise to be tough on crime, the Nixon administration created and pushed through the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970. This legislation is the foundation on which the modern drug war exists. Responsibility for enforcement of this new law was given to the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and then in 1973 to the newly formed Drug Enforcement Administration.
Whenever ruling elites are caught breaking the law, they whine about being sick. They are in pain! They must self-medicate! They must go to hospitals and be coddled and cuddled.
For U.S. public policy purposes, drug abuse is any personal use of a drug contrary to law. The definition includes otherwise legal pharmaceuticals if they are obtained by illegal means or used for non-medicinal purposes. This differs from what mental health professionals classify as drug abuse per the DSM-IV, which is defined as more problematic drug misuse, both of which are different from drug use.
I used to counsel drug abusers at the Free Clinic back at the beginning of the War on Drugs. To my great astonishment, many of our patients who called in for advice were 'straight' people addicted to legal medications.
A lot of them were on speed. With rising alarm, I explained how that was a very deadly drug. Getting housewives off of speed was very difficult. Businessmen were addicted to downers. Again, they knew something was wrong but like Rehnquist, they couldn't sleep at night unless drugged. I remember a tv commercial that ran during the news back in around 1969, touting the use of tranquilizers to avoid thinking about the damn Vietnam war!
And this is how they all cope: they are drug addicts who can't feel pain, can't feel sorrow nor can't take responsiblity for the crimes they are committing. This is why drug addict Rehnquist could merrily rip apart our Constitution and declare democracy dead by stating clearly that we have no say at all in voting for the President! None! Nor can we challenge this!
Well, this is what happens when we let criminal drug addicts determine our laws! And then there was Nixon: good grief. Mr. Druggie himself.
The Devil that is Death will have to start Al Annon in hell.