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Lady Napolitano’s Little Monsters

Pat1859 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 3:13 AM
How to stop the drug problem is much too big a problem for me, BUT, using the legalizing of alcohol as a positive move isn't a good argument. It may be legal but what are the effects of it? The figure of 50,00 people killed in the drug wars is probably true, but what about the 30- 40,000 innocents killed by drunk drivers every year? What about the thousands of broken homes and abused wives and children resulting from legal alcolhol use? In a time of high unemployment and tight budgets, how many jobs are lost and how many times are food and other essentials put off so people can drink? As we make drinking glamorous and the way to have fun and make friends on TV and movies, how are chilren supposed to learn some of the bad effects?
jmcconnell Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 7:49 PM
In 2009 there were about 11,700 deaths to drunk driving and previous years about the same. So 50000 is way too high.
Though I disagree with your argument it is a valid view against legalization.

Pop star Lady Gaga and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano both attract ‘little monsters.’ But whereas Lady Gaga attracts innocuous albeit freakishly dressed teenagers, Lady Napolitano literally attracts ‘little monsters’—violent cárteles del narcotráfico.

The Obama administration, with Lady Napolitano at the helm of the Department of Homeland Security, is unconstitutionally driving the American drug market underground, where the drugs are more potently addictive and the dealers are brutal Mexican cartel leaders. Here is what happens when the federal government tries to regulate narcotics:

A black market emerges

When the federal government prohibits a substance, whether it is alcohol or...