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Scaring the Ghost of El Chapo

PluckyMo Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 10:44 AM
Most conservatives are not well-enough informed on the topic to agree or disagree based on the merits of the article. They will either agree because they have libertarian leanings (or maybe because they secretly like the idea of readily available mind-altering substances) or they will knee-jerk disagree because "the party" disagrees. As a conservative, I am in favor of a debate regarding the merits of medical marijuana. I am also in favor of separating those convicted of possession alone from the rest of the prison population and providing them with real medical help for their addiction problems. I am not in favor of legalization or decriminalization.

El Chapo haunts the streets of Chicago. His ghost hoards cash in Los Angeles stash houses. His shadow darkens underground tunnels between Mexico and the U.S. His spirit drives his clan to bloodshed. The world’s most-wanted kingpin may be dead. But the Sinaloa cartel will thrive until America legalizes drugs.

Guatemalan authorities are currently investigating whether Joaquín Guzmán (nicknamed El Chapo) was killed in a gunfight near Mexico’s border in a remote jungle-ranch province known as Peten.

El Chapo is an entrepreneurial criminal. ‘Entrepreneurial’ because he takes risks and acclimates to overcome obstacles. ‘Criminal’ because he does not compete on...