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The War on Drugs: Because Prohibition Worked So Well

kvr929rr Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 3:25 PM
There is only one way to achieve the financial release that you desire. Start with the schools teaching very early what the effects of drugs and alcohol are and that if you choose to partake in them, then you and you alone are responsible for the consequences. Next, abandon the idea that the individuals who partake in these substances can or should be helped. This is now a well informed personal decision. Next, Let them die. Let them rot in the hell they have created for themselves. And for the ones who choose to sell to minors, Kill them. Without remorse, without pity, without reservation. There is no other way. If you are able to adopt these positions then you can advocate for the end to the "War on Drugs".
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 3:55 PM
That last part might clash with this little thing in the constitution the founders included that prohibited cruel and unusual punishment. Be careful about advocating cruelty because that only creates a cruel society.
Forty years ago, the United States locked up fewer than 200 of every 100,000 Americans. Then President Nixon declared war on drugs. Now we lock up more of our people than any other country -- more even than the authoritarian regimes in Russia and China.

A war on drugs -- on people, that is -- is unworthy of a country that claims to be free.

Unfortunately, this outrage probably won't be discussed in Tampa or Charlotte.

The media (including Fox News) run frightening stories about Mexican cocaine cartels and marijuana gangs. Few of my colleagues stop to think that this is...