I'm too old and unhip to have ever attended a rave, one of those all-night techno dance parties, but InstaPundit's Glenn Reynolds spotted a threat to them--and by extension, the freedom to express oneself with music and dance--when he co-authored this New Republic article citing efforts by prosecutors to bust rave promotors under the so-called "crack house" laws. Now he links to a WaPo article documenting efforts by legislators to in effect make ravels illegal on the grounds that some ravers use drugs (and the grassroots effort by civic-minded ravers to fight the bill with petitions). In his post, Reynolds makes the following observation:
The thuggish idiocy, corruption, and pathetic lack of contact with reality that have marked the War on Drugs are the biggest arguments that our government isn't up to handling the War on Terrorism.
Synchronicity alert: annatopia sounds off at length on the same subject.