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Old 03-04-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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Where the war on drugs crosses the line is when nonviolent offenders are busted and thrown in with violent offenders. People who support such laws are more morally bankrupt than the users themselves and I would rather see THEM in jail than some poor kid who rolled a joint, smoked some dust or slammed some h.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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1. Figure out how to keep it out of the hands of minors 100%.
2. Figure out how those who do partake and make themselves as pickled as drunks can be held responsible for the mess they're making (along with drunks). Forcing all of civilization to navigate around them as they abdicate responsibility/ competence for citizenship isn't working out.
3. Figure out who is at risk for becoming an addict and set up prevention plans for them.
But all those things apply to alcohol, too.
We should either ban booze or legalize (on a sliding scale) drugs.
If we tolerate alcohol in society, there is no reason why we cannot do the same for pot.

I would rather that we spent the excessive monies that we now do in building prisons into rehabs for addicts.

Drugs are so commonly available in our society that pretty much everyone who wants to try a drug already has. I don't believe that there will be an increased demand if the stuff were legalized. It still would screw up families and jobs and leave empty people around, but they would have chances to turn their lives around (it usually takes many of these attempts before a person can do this), not a conviction on their record.

I hardly touch alcohol and could not care less about the other drugs. It is just that the money thrown around in the drug world is, to me, more of a corrupting influence on our society than the addicts. It corrupts police, officials of every sized town, the armed forces, and a lot more than I have knowledge of, I'll wager.

We are seeing entire nations south of our border who are dependent upon drug sales in the US. These countries are totally ruined because of drugs. I think the same thing is happening here, and all because of the supposedly moral stance of our leaders, some of whom are probably profiting. It's a sick situation and must stop.

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
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More and more folks are waking up to accept that the "War on Drugs" is a failure and not winnable.

The War On Drugs Has Failed ę The Talk Radio News Service
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article...rica-drug-war-
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/article...d_the_drug_war
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Where the war on drugs crosses the line is when nonviolent offenders are busted and thrown in with violent offenders. People who support such laws are more morally bankrupt than the users themselves and I would rather see THEM in jail than some poor kid who rolled a joint, smoked some dust or slammed some h.

I agree. Me personally, I support the legalization of pot 1,000%! With the other drugs, I think you're playing with fire, and a complete dumba** for messing with coke, heroin, meth or some of that other dumb s***! But still I'd rather try and help those people get their act cleaned up, and on track than throw them in jail, and slap a record on them, in which it might as well be a life sentence, because good luck finding a good job! Granted, they have to want help, and we can't save everyone. However; locking up users isn't doing anything to fix the problem.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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Legalize everything, take some of the former police resources and dedicate towards pt. b (drug recovery).
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
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More News on Ending the Drug War

Debate On Ending The War On Drugs Gains Momentum - Toke of the Town

Commentary: The bigger problem: drugs or drug war? | The Town Talk | thetowntalk.com

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Useless war on drugs (http://newsminer.com/bookmark/18063568-Useless-war-on-drugs - broken link)

Branson says end war on drugs by legalising it | Firstpost

Waging a legal

http://www.kentucky.com/2012/03/31/2...been-lost.html
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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That is your right as is mine to oppose ending the war on drugs.
How do you figure you possess the authority to tell another human being what they can and cannot consume?
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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That is your right as is mine to oppose ending the war on drugs.
Sorry brother, but your time is over. Things aren't supposed to stay the same forever.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:43 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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We could start by immediately ending the federal prohibition of marijuana, and go from there.
But that wouldn't amuse the high $$$ BigPharma(Take a Pill!) or alcohol(Have a Drink!) lobbies.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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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
It will never end. Too much money involved from both sides (bad guys and good guys). It's a thriving industry and the government is thriving off it.
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