Should Congress Legalize ALL Drugs, Including Meth?

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What Drugs, if ANY, Should be Legalized...

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  2. 2.) None and Criminalize Booze again.

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  3. 3.) ALL!

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    I think that marijuana should be legal. I cannot see a reason why it is criminalized any more than alcohol.
     
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    Kinda of misses the point. That people will abuse freedom is simply a by product of having freedom.

    The libertarian in me says, yes all drugs including meth and if you fuck up your life don't come crying to me. The OP a I believe wanted someone to rationalize that in the face higher prison costs etc. Well since there are so many people in prison for illegally using drugs and drugs would now NOT be illegal I would think the cost would go down. Yes there would still be crime from people doing stupid things under the influence, but how is that any different from doing stupid things under the influence of alcohol.

    My overall point is that I have no problem if such a freedom was given as long as everyone was willing to accept the consequences.
     
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    Agreed. I'm not a believer in laws of which the sole purpose is to protect people form their own stupid selves (i.e. seat belt laws).
     
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    So Legalize Meth?...

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    I Concur, you Shit... ;)

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    Rush is a Hypocrite about Addiction to Drugs Prescribed by Doctors?...

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    He condemned (or condemns still) people addicted to drugs, as if they were nothing more than abominations vomitted out by a nation.

    However, he HIMSELF was addicted to a drug. Doesn't matter if it's prescribed/legal.

    Like Matthew says, take the mote out of your eye before taking out someone else's...
     
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    I mean why not? The War on Drugs and the fact that drugs are illegal has done nothing to hinder the availability of meth, and other illegal drugs, and those who really desire to use meth, or cocaine, heroine, etc, would do so whether its legal or illegal. Seriously, I can go down to the VCU campus almost any time of the year and get almost any drug I want.
     
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    No. Period. End of discussion.(I've seen too much damage)
     
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    Only because the alcohol consumers refused to follow the law and thus created a profitable market for bootleggers. Bootleggers who were part of violent organized criminal groups.
    The same holds for illegal drugs - anyone who uses them contributes to the general lawlessness in the country surrounding their distribution.
    The only excuse for legalizing them, solely for adults, would be to eliminate the economic incentive which rewards pushers who prey on children. Legalize, regulate and execute anyone who gives them to people under 18. Incarcerate for life anyone 18 to 21 using drugs or providing drugs to persons in that age group.
    There would be a need to create locations where people could use drugs safely. Any drug with long term effects would have to have special restrictions.

    Sounds simpler to make dealing a capital offense, right alongside abuse of public trust (crooked police, judges, etc) - these people are killing children and destroying lives, so the death penalty seems appropriate.
     

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