Massive corruption within the DEA has been building since the Nixon administration declared the War on Drugs. Now, after over 50 years, the War on Drugs continues to command a billion dollar budget to eradicate marijuana alone. Prisons are actively being kept at capacity to support the private prison corporations. Politicians receive large contributions in return for votes to keep the drug laws harsh. Will freedom as we once knew ever return to America. Speculation has suggested that the war is so embedded in our society, that to dismantle it would have an adverse effect on the economy.