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THE DRUG-WAR; Coming To A City, Near YOU!!

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Mr. Shaman, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    (Especially if you live in Texas.)​

    Could there (possibly) BE a better-excuse for Legalization??????

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  2. HankHill

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    Sorry but the liberal view "create a problem to solve a problem" doesn't work skippy

    :rolleyes:

    Legalizing drugs would just increase the number of liberal scum in this country, and we can't have that.
    So sorry Shame-an, you'll have to continue to buy your dope in the alley like the rest of your libby friends...
     
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    Popeye Active Member

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    Meanwhile you keep drinking your legal cheap alcohol like all the rest of your boozing redneck friends....something that causes more problems than all of the illegal drugs combined.
     
  4. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    Liberal? The issue surely is one of cost / benefit. The costs involved in fighting the battle against drugs is astronomic and for what? The time, effort and resources pitched against the supply chain could be considered pretty much wasted almost fighting a losing battle. There is a school of thought that this could be an option simply legalize it, monitor it and control rather than trying to erradicate it and spend the money on something more worth while.


    Its a point of view anyway............ :rolleyes:
     
  5. HankHill

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    More than likely monitoring it, controlling it, and fighting illegal importing of said drugs would most likely cost even more. And don't forget to add all the money that will be needed for rehabilitation centers, which I'm sure the Obumba administration will wrap up into their "health care" package.

    It will not stop the cartels from fighting, that is a pipe-dream to think that all the cartels will play nice after drugs are legalized.

    Also consider that if you legalize, kids/teens will have greater access to said drugs much like they do with alcohol now. So you would like to compound the problem by adding pot, coke, crank, krack, etc?

    Definite lib view.
     
  6. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    Do you know any kids that DON'T know how to get drugs?
     
  7. HankHill

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    Yes, I do as a matter of fact. That is not the point though.

    The point is, the more accepted the drugs are in society, the more accessible they will become, the more people will get hooked, leading to more problems our society will face in relation to those drugs and their "side-effects".

    Unless you don't care that now, Barney the bus driver will be able to get a quick snort of coke at 7-eleven, just before he picks up the kids for school.

    You could argue that people are going to do drugs whether they are legal are not, but the more accepted they are in society, leads to more people thinking, well they're legal, at least I won't go to jail... No constraints, no deterrents, let's party!
     
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    .........does everybody smoke cigarettes? They're freely available yet not everyone smokes......

    I know what you're getting at and indeed don't disagree with your point of view it just seems like its pouring resources down the toilet trying to be King Canute attempting to stop the tides. People will take drugs whether they're legal or not - so make them legal, regulate the price...... indeed sell the damn things and try and recoup some of the tax payers money!!!

    If the drug is freely available then you undermine the whole traffiking infra-structure as it becomes pointless!
     
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    Yes, the traffiking may become pointless, but I do not see how the violence would subside from either side of the border.

    Do you think that the bands of thugs pushing this junk are just going to form viable corporations, and run them honestly?

    These thugs are not going to all of the sudden put down their guns and violent ways of life, and sport a suit and tie, by a Prius, and join the establishment...

    Just look at the Mafia back in 20's, they ran alcohol illegally, and once the prohibition was repealed, they didn't all of the sudden become legit.

    Also these newly formed corporations would then be held to the scrutiny that the cigarette companies love so much. No morals.
     
  10. Mr. Shaman

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    Kinda like guns, huh?

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    Put the guys who are now cutting people's heads off to work building infrastructure?

    At least terrorists have the decency to kill themselves.
     
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    Maybe you can put the ex drug lords to work distributing medical marijuana.
     
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    ....And, Iraqi-citizens have taken the initiative to deal with those other terrorists.​
     
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    Yeah....they're gonna JUMP at the opportunity to earn $7.50/hr, selling a legal-substance.

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    You know Hezbollah was busted in North Carolina running a multi-million dollar counterfeit cigarette operation. One would ask, how were they doing this since cigarettes are legal and readily available...

    Legalizing drugs will not end the drug trade. Cartels will simply find a new operation to engage in.
     
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