40 years, a trillion dollars, zero results.

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    U.S. war on drugs has met none of its goals

    So, after all this time, one would expect some radical changes in the way the war on drugs is being conducted, right?




    At last! A change in direction, or is it?

    No, I guess not.

    Well, securing the southern border is the answer, right? Most of the drugs come across there, after all.

    Oh. They already did that, 40 years ago. Does that mean Mexico is not a key player?

    10% of their economy!!?? Holy crap!

    Does the administration understand the the war on drugs is a failure?

    Yes, they do. So, changes are in order, right?

    No, I guess not.

    If it is a failure, then keep it going, increase funding, but don't make any major changes. That seems to be the current strategy, unchanged since 1970.
     
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    Time to end it
     
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    Waste of time and money to incarcerate non-violent offenders
     
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    First conviction=rehab
    Second conviction=death penalty.
    Problems solved.

    Any questions?
     
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    Agreed.

    Pot should be legal and regulated like alcohol.
     
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    Agreed.

    Problem is, the "War on Drugs" has created a HUGE governmental jobs program that the liberals love, while at the same time, gives conservatives a moral fight they like to hang their hats on.

    And within those two wrongs, the common sense of completely dismantling this waste of a trillion dollars and counting is lost...
     
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    Sorry, you can't blame the liberals for this one.

    Nice try, though.
     
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    What exactly are the goals? I don't know what they are.

    And does this mean we should stop fighting it or that the tactics our leaders have been taking really suck no matter what party they are in?
     
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    Yeah, why have the second one?
     
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    Prohibition doesn't work. It's just a waste of time and money.

    Legalize pot and tax it...like alcohol.
     

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