It’s Time To Abolish The DEA

Kratom DEABy Brandon Turbeville

The Drug Enforcement Agency has long targeted Americans with the most non-sensical and ridiculous type of propaganda in order to convince them that the agency itself is actually useful and not the scourge of a civilized nation that it truly is. After all, if you are going to continue to launch a full-on military operation and establish a police state against adults who choose to consume specific plants, throwing otherwise peaceful people into cages, ruining their lives, and even killing them in the process, you need some rather extreme and immediate reason to continue to exist.

For this reason, the DEA – in addition to fleets of aircraft, military uniforms, machine guns, and other forms of war gear – has been funded liberally for over forty years for the purpose of waging war against the same taxpayers who are forced to fund it. But in addition to the hardware, the DEA is also tasked with convincing Americans the drug war is just and that it must be won, much less waged. Indeed, the DEA needs to justify its robbing, pillaging, and killing of American citizens to the same American citizens who the DEA will rob, pillage, and kill.

As a result, we see the most ridiculous types of propaganda – from deformed boneless teenagers (caused by marijuana) to zombies (caused by marijuana) and even the drunken businessman who inadvertently funds al-Qaeda by buying weed at a swanky nightclub, we are constantly reminded that a world in which adults can freely choose what they put into their own bodies is merely a step in the direction to a world of crack-smoking toddlers, elementary schools full of heroin addicts, and puppies tripping on acid. We get it. If we don’t have a paramilitary police force doing everything we were told only anti-American tyrants do overseas, the world will come to a fiery end.

But what if everything or, at least the majority, that the DEA has fed to us in its decades-long existence is simply bullshit? What if marijuana isn’t the same as heroin? What if kratom is not the same as either? What if, in a free society, adults do have the right to take LSD if they want? What if the United States didn’t waste so much money on preventing allegedly free adults from consuming substances they obviously want to consume? What if the United States didn’t waste incredible fortunes on the prison industrial complex and putting nonviolent people behind bars? What if the United States did not have the highest incarceration rate in the world while still lecturing other countries on freedom and democracy overseas?

Another question is why the DEA even exists to begin with? While the debate over whether some drugs, substances, and plants are helpful, harmful, addictive, etc. can certainly be made, the question of whether or not an adult has the right to consume those substances or plants should never be up for debate.

Nevertheless, since its official creation in 1972 to 2014, the DEA has sucked up over $50 billion dollars in taxpayer money. The estimated budget of the DEA hovers around $3 billion a year. And that is merely for one small portion of the overarching war (not counting the resources of Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies devoted to locking up nonviolent plant and substance possessors) as well as the staggering costs of incarcerating these people – a rough estimate of $51 billion per year. Over a decade, this money used to incarcerate human beings for “crimes” that harm no one except, arguably, themselves balloons to over $500 billion. To put that in context, the LA Times reports that the cost of ending worldwide hunger would be $300 billion. In other words, if the U.S. alone would merely end its persecution of plants and non-violent people for ten years, it could end world hunger while still keeping all other programs and spending plans in place.

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That America could end world hunger but chooses instead to stick to a punitive system of locking up non-violent human beings into cages is a stunning condemnation of the priorities of the allegedly “freest country in the world.”

The United States now has the largest population of incarcerated people in the entire world. Perhaps that is why we are constantly reminded by our media and government that the U.S. is the “freest country in the world.” But how free are you if you have to be reminded of your freedom every hour lest you should forget it? Constant repetition of ones superiority is not a hallmark of freedom, it is a hallmark of slavery and totalitarianism.

From year to year, American political debates center around spending and spending cuts. While law enforcement and overseas wars never receive cuts in funding, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP benefits, and veterans’ services are routinely reduced. If there was ever a case for abolishing a useless and counter-productive government agency, the DEA has certainly made one for itself.

If America ever wants to move forward as a nation, it must abandon this incredibly corrupt, violent, and counterproductive war on drugs. The DEA must be abolished. The Prison Industrial Complex must be broken. Americans can no longer afford to waste their money, their society, and their lives for the benefit of the private prison industry, Big Pharma, Big Industry, and Wall Street.

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Brandon Turbevillearticle archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 600 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at)

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11 Comments on "It’s Time To Abolish The DEA"

  1. Anyone who wears a mask is not a real cop.

    • per sigurd hansen | September 1, 2016 at 4:32 pm | Reply

      true,but any person choosing to be a cop is a armed enforcer of the goverment by choice. so in reality it doesnt matter if a cop wears a mask or not,he is still a enemy of the people if he chooses not to be a oathkeeper.

      • Enforcing drug laws is unconstitutional in the first place. So if a cop busts someone for drugs they’re braking their oath.

  2. per sigurd hansen | September 1, 2016 at 4:29 pm | Reply


  3. Westcoastliberal | September 1, 2016 at 4:35 pm | Reply

    When do we get to vote on this?

    • We well might have better results if our leaders and representatives were chosen randomly by lottery. It is impossible to imagine it would be worse.

  4. To my knowledge, NO alphabet agency has ever been abolished. The bastards just keep creating more and more of them….

  5. The DEA plays an important part in the drug trade, much of which funds covert activities. The DEA is there to crack down on unauthorized drug activities, and protect the authorized ones. Although I agree we might be better off without the DEA, this won’t taken seriously by anyone in DC.

  6. wisdom of the knowing | September 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm | Reply

    DEA = drug enforcement agency Mmmmm….. they seem to a good job of enforcing drugs.

    After many years and billions of dollars we still got drugs.

    The 3 billion dollars spent each year could be spent on education about drugs and providing a supply of drugs to the addicts that is not adulterated. By removing drugs from the Black illegal market the huge profits made by the suppliers would go away and the necessity for these enforcers would go away.
    Until the addict is treated as a sick person and not a criminal how can we expect them to get better. Making criminals out of sick people is kinda a stupid idea it seems.

    Addiction to drugs and to alcohol is a physiological and mental sickness that has to be respected and treated with some compassion.

    The DEA is an agency that is not enumerated under the constitution and therefore it is unlawful.
    The actions of the DEA are thuggish and cruel to the addict.
    Most of the agents appear to be bullies and get pleasure out of their being able to mistreat others.

    Proper treatment by paramedics or similar persons trained properly would certainly be more kind and helpful.

    Yes the DEA needs to go—– along with most of the other illegal agencies that over step the laws.

  7. Phfobetor Deimos | September 3, 2016 at 3:54 pm | Reply

    The honest people who are being hurt badly by the DEA are chrinic pain patients. Doctors let the DEA run thier practices because they are afraid to write prescriptions for these patients. I know a long term chronic pain patient who, fortunately, has a physician who doesn’t let the DEA run his clinic and he does not fall into the category of the greedy and selfish MD’s running “pill mills”. My friend was a Walgreen’s customer for 5 years and walked in one day only to be informed by the pharmacist that they could no longer fill his prescriptions. I do believe that those who run “pill mills” should be shut down and prosecuted, but honest doctors should not be so intimidated that they let patients suffer out of fear of the DEA. The DEA needs to get out of the business of practing medicine and intimidating good doctors. There are a lot of good people suffering because of the DEA.

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