No Wonder We’re Losing the War On Drugs

A new threat has reached our shores. It’s clear, odorless, and can slip past police dogs and customs inspectors. It has a street value twice that of cocaine. There are an estimated 80 million users in the United States alone. And smuggling it into the country is second only to illegal drugs.

To stop its proliferation on the black market, the feds have set up an emergency task force made up of combined agency enforcers – spending millions to protect us from this threat.

Feel safer? Well protected? Wait until your air conditioner runs out of freon on a hot day.

Legal U.S. freon reserves will run out in about a year. But the estimated 80 million older cars that use it will probably be on the road for at least another ten years. That doesn’t count the millions of refrigerators and air conditioners still in home and business use. It’s time to get hot under the collar about the stupid waste of funds, human resources and jail-time instigated by the ban on freon.

Al Gore pressed for the banning of freon to protect the ozone layer. Yet, according to Dr. Fred Singer, professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, ozone depletion stopped in 1993 – before the ban. There is no connection between freon and ozone depletion. Therefore there is no reason for the ban.

So the feds, with Al’s help, have created a new group of outlaws, added to human suffering and wasted millions of taxpayers dollars – again – promoting more environmental B.S. (bad science).

It will only end when the American public stops automatically accepting any and all programs sold as “helping the environment.” There is a lot more B.S. out there.

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is President of the American Policy Center and National Grassroots Coordinator for CFACT (Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow) working to help local activists organize into Freedom Pods ( He is also the author of three books, including Now Tell Me I Was Wrong, ERASE, and Sustainable: the WAR on Free Enterprise, Private Property, and Individuals.