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10-15-2012, 08:13 PM #261
I think you are motivated by fear, fear that the boogeyman is gonna get ya....so your willing to throw unlimited amounts of tax payers dollars at the problem, all the while condemning spending tax payers dollars.
No amount of money is going to protect you from the boogeyman...if he wants you he will get you.
Huge military, huge police force, huge prisons, huge debt....all stem from fear.
10-15-2012, 08:15 PM #262Professional Member
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Wow, its like a rant from a democrat about their social safty nets.
Look at it the other way six. Can you point to any data what so ever that shows the war on drugs doing anything to keep society from being from being awash in drug addicts. Every peice of data I see shows us pooring massive amounts of money into a problem with no effect what so ever. It's actually having the oppisite effect because it makes dealing drugs more profitable and thus raises the eccentives into entering in the drug business.
It's the same exact problem we have with pooring money into education, welfare, healthcare, or any of the liberal safty nets. The data says they don't work, and the data says the drug war/prohibition does not work. It makes it worse.
Lets be alittle more blunt. Just like people don't have the right to other peoples property just because they feel they need it, you don't have the right to ruin peoples lifes to protect your kids. You don't actually have the right to raise your kids in a society not awash with drug addicts. You do have the right to raise them properly so they don't do drugs. It's not the governments roll to supply children with morality, its yours.
10-15-2012, 08:17 PM #263
10-15-2012, 09:29 PM #264
The argument advocating for legalization can be applied to just about any other criminal conduct.
YES it cost money to enforce laws, so what.
I have every right to raise my kids in a society NOt awash with drug addicts.
And No its not already like that, not in theGary
An engineer designs what he would never work on.
A technician works on what he would never design.
10-15-2012, 11:55 PM #265
Just compare drug usage with alcohol usage and then compare drugs being illegal to prohibition. Making alcohol illegal also aided and abetted organized crime, which thrived as long as alcohol was illegal. Prohibition also caused otherwise good Americans to be criminals....just as drugs being illegal do today.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
10-16-2012, 12:04 AM #266
The other factor is, of course, money. A lot of money is made by having drug laws. The more laws that are passed, the more money the criminal organizations make. The more money organized crime makes from drugs, the more they support politicians who will continue to pass more drug laws. And so the cycle goes.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
10-16-2012, 12:11 AM #267
For crying out loud, we know the real reasons for some drugs being illegalized, and it has absoulutely nothing to do with public health or safety. Marijauna was made illegal because of two major proponents to do so. One was government needing to rid the U.S. of a lot of Mexicans during the depression and the other was from producers of nylon who needed to get hemp from marijauna out of production as competition for rope manufacturing.
Decriminalize marijauna and the crime rate in the U.S. will drop by 30% within a year just by replacing violent drunks with passive pot heads.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
10-16-2012, 09:05 AM #268
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what will never be. (Thomas Jefferson 1816)
10-16-2012, 07:39 PM #269Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
10-17-2012, 03:43 PM #270Professional Member
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You already live with addicts. Some probably right next to you. The number of people that choose addiction would probably remain close to the same. Like alcohol, there will always those that choose to be addicted. In some cases where drugs have been made available to addicts (The Netherlands) addiction has fallen for some. Seems when drugs are available the excitement of scoring diminishes and some level of maturity takes place over time.
Some don't know but there is a lot of drama and excitement in the covert act of being involved in many things illeagle including drugs. Some mental professionals refer to it as "The game of cops and robbers" Take that element away and it becomes just drugs.
If you were convinced that legalizing drugs on some level would make the world safer for your kids would you feel different? The way things are now it's hard to imagine things worse.
The title of this is "The War On Drugs Is Working Perfectly. If that were true it seems we would have seen different results after 40 years.Tracers work both ways.
10-17-2012, 04:34 PM #271Professional Member
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