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Mexican Cartels Violently Beat and Kill Female Mayor

burrodan Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 7:37 AM
Prohibition is the problem. The user is trying to exercise his God-given right (to ingest harmful things into his own body - french fries, donuts, alcohol, drugs) in the only way available to him. The street is the only way for certain products. If drugs were legal, there would be no real profit in the production, trade, smuggling, etc. The cartels would be out of business - at least this business. And the people would be more free - which is one of the few legitimate goals/functions of any government.

As our focus continues to be on the violence in the Middle East, it is also important to pay attention to what is going on just south of our own border in Mexico. The war between the Mexican government and drug cartels is still raging with the war's latest victim being female Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who was beaten, burned, tortured and dumped for dead on the side of the road. Before being killed, Gorrostieta had been attacked twice by cartels for daring to challenge them. The third attack they waged on her, was her last.