Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Toro, Feb 13, 2009.
Latin American Panel Calls U.S. Drug War a Failure - WSJ.com
The problem is more when their is no war against drugs, then the power of druglords becomes so great that they begin to control countries. As a result you will create a failed state that is bought by druglords with the big amounts of money that they earn.
The druglords are criminals outside the rule of law. These are not people who would otherwise become CEOs if drugs hadn't been outlawed. Our policies make criminals massively wealthy.
When prohibition ended, the mafia didn't go straight. They went into other illicit activities.
The War on Drugs is a crippling policy that corrupts and rots the system from within. It creates unstable nations in America's sphere of influence and even right on its own borders.
Never ever stray from the "Blame America First" policy, It's what makes you a liberal.. good job.
This is not an intelligent post. It is a reflexive response intended to deflect attention from the issue at hand by wrapping oneself in the flag, assuming that everything our nation does is right, and appealing to base tribalism.
If you have a cogent retort, please feel free to share it.
Unless you decriminalize the drugs, so the drug lords no longer run a monopoly.
Hey now theres an idea
I say legalise them. Seriously. and prostitution, too.
The war on drugs has been counterproductive for years now. It's time to wake up and realize that continuing to do what we have been doing, while expecting a different outcome, is insanity.
The first step is to quit looking at drug addiction as a legal problem. It is a medical problem, and needs to be addressed as such.
Then, let's realize that not all drugs are the same. Pot is not heroin, for example, nor is it meth.
Then, we need to realize that the way to stop drug trafficking, or at least slow it down, is to work on the demand, not on the supply .
But, of course, none of that will ever happen. Should a serious proposal to decriminalize drugs be made, the maker of such proposal will first be attacked politically by the authoritarians in our society. If that doesn't work, then he will be most likely attacked physically by the drug lords fearing for their empires.
So, in summary:
Without a doubt, our efforts to stop drug use has been a miserable failure. It's time to try something different. Just within our own borders, all one need do is look at the astronomical cost police, the DEA, and how many other agencies that are involved in trying to stop drugs from being distributed.
Then look at the cost of housing so many drug users and dealers. We could reduce the cost in all these areas dramatically and put a good portion of it toward education and treatment, and I'm almost certain the results would be much better than we're getting now. If it proves not to be so, we can always go back to what we're doing now.
sure, lets legalize recreational drugs
maybe then half the nutjobs that voted for Obama would be too wasted to vote
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