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Michael Phelps vs. The "Drug War"

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Mr. Shaman, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    It's long-past-time to deep-six Puritanical-insanity (aka "conservative"-Absolutes.)​
     
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    Yes, it is. The Drug War has been a tragic failure that has ruined many more lives than drugs ever did. It is another example of the hypocrisy of the Purtianical Conservativism that claims to despise government, yet uses its wide-sweeping power freely to do permanant damage to people's lives.
     
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    ....One of the many benefits of convincing their base that God's on their side.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    The only purpose that the drug war has is as a jobs program for the lawyers and cops. And since they are the one's that tend to become the politicians, there will never be a end to this "war'.
     
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    I suppose we need to legalize crack and heroine? Based on the assessment that "lawyers" and "cops" become politicians?
     
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    The red herring argument that is the perennial favorite of the pro drug crowd that absolutely loves the status quo.
     
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    Continuing with the current prohibition causes much more harm than good.
    It causes civil wars, and other widespread crime and violence not only in America, but in other countries. Look at the situation in Mexico right now, and the problems Colombia has been dealing with for decades.
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/02/04/mexico.general/index.html
    200 drug related murders in Juarez Mexico in 2009 alone.

    As for pot, I say legalize it ASAP, tax it and end the drain on the justice system and lives and careers heavily impacted over something that is mainstream in America and is not going away. I thought America had learned its lesson on prohibition.

    As for the other hard drugs, I dont have a great answer, but billions of dollars in cold hard cash leaving America and going to criminals and terrorist organization isnt the best way to deal with this. Imagine if we could deal with addiction responsibly, free up law enforcement/military assets for other things and ending a multibillion dollar illegal industry.
     
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    Actually, it's The Prosecutors, who have the (supposed) Creds that enhance their political-aspirations.​
     
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    Yeah.....there're huge-parallels between Pot, crack & h-e-r-o-i-n.

    "conservatives" can always be relied-upon for their Reefer-Madness-intellect.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Pot is not the issue. The issue is the hard drugs. If there is no solution there, then there is no solution.
     
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    All lawyers benefit from the drug war. But yes, it's the prosecutors who will use the street cred for higher office.
     
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    YES. All that the criminalization of these drugs has done is fill our prisons. And when the kids can't get the "street" drugs, they raid there parents medicine cabinet. All the kids with ADD, and there many drugs to fight this, has given them a wonderful way to make money. By selling those drugs to all there friends.

    They will never win this "war" until they make demand go down. And all the punitive punishments that have not worked for 40 years will never work in the next 40 years.
     
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    ....And, we shouldn't........based on what??
     
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    Hey....you know....soul-saving is Priority 1.

    :rolleyes:
     
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