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Old 04-18-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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What would it truly take to end the "War on Drugs"?

How can we regain our liberty from the government when they have so many jobs wrapped up into it?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/03/us...drug-laws.html

Purpose of Drug War : Provide Employment for Cops | Liberty Thinkers
Decriminalize them and let citizens decide how they want to "blow" their lives away. Never worked for alcohol and the current policy has been an abject failure over the last 30+ years. Except to provide an unconstitutional power base for certain law empires...eg seizure of property without due process.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tn
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But... doesn't Marijuana kill bunches of people and we should trust the FDA for safe drugs?

Hmmm... lets see: Deaths from Marijuana v. 17 FDA-Approved Drugs - Medical Marijuana - ProCon.org

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
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On this 4/20, I just want to ask a couple of questions regarding the main points of drug legalization.

1. In 2012, why is government regulation of this type of personal morality still happening?

2. Since it all comes down to economics, will the tax dollars raised offset the loss of jobs/spending in law enforcement and prisons?
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
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This continues to be very silly. End the sensing "War on Drugs"!

In drug war, give peace a chance - Chicago Sun-Times

Did Cartagena mark the beginning of the end of the war on drugs? | Douglas Haddow | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

How the American War on Drugs Erodes Our Liberty

Drug Czar Reiterates Government's Opposition To Domestic Hemp Production
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
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Will it take this happening in the US for us to wake up? It's not far from us.

Official: 49 bodies left on Mexico highway - Yahoo! News
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:13 PM
 
Location: USA
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Will it take this happening in the US for us to wake up? It's not far from us.

Official: 49 bodies left on Mexico highway - Yahoo! News
That's the worst I've heard.

Not only do we need to end the drug war to greatly reduce crime, we need it legalized for tax revenue. It's about time that we treat the sources of addiction and spend our time combatting violent crimes instead of victimless crimes. Portugal had overwhelming success in their transition. I feel its time we start to look at some alternatives/
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:58 AM
 
Location: USA USA USA
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The war in drugs is big business, police departments make a ton of cash off of their little raids. Gotta pay for those brand new Dodge Chargers somehow.

The government has no business telling people what we can and cannot put into our own bodies!

Somebody sitting in their basement smoking a joint is hurting NOBODY but themselves!

I know it is the cliche argument, but alcohol is so much more dangerous than marijuana!!!

And for the record, besides alcohol, I am 100% drug free, I just believe in liberty!
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
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Amen, 13 Letter! I'm for liberty and freedom!

I found this page interesting:

Arguments for and against drug prohibition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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The war in drugs is big business, police departments make a ton of cash off of their little raids. Gotta pay for those brand new Dodge Chargers somehow.

The government has no business telling people what we can and cannot put into our own bodies!

Somebody sitting in their basement smoking a joint is hurting NOBODY but themselves!

I know it is the cliche argument, but alcohol is so much more dangerous than marijuana!!!

And for the record, besides alcohol, I am 100% drug free, I just believe in liberty!
I'm with you on this issue. I don't do drugs, either, but I do know that the war on drugs (especially pot) uses morality as a smokescreen. When you drill down the issue is money and who's on the take. Maybe also that we are supporting some Latin American economies, so some think it's a good neighbor policy.

I remember Vincente Fox being such a good friend of George W Bush, until he was found to be corrupt. Surprise, surprise!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
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More common sense about ending the 'War on Drugs'

Let's Be Blunt: It's Time to End the Drug War - Forbes

Moms Unite To End The War On Drugs - Toke of the Town

Mothers and Cops Unite to Stop

A Win in Texas for Drug Policy Reform | Cato @ Liberty
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