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Drugs, Guns & Immigrants

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posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 06:41 PM
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While Obama is pondering the immigration crisis and Congress runs from reform, I'm discussing the root of this problem: our drug policy and the arms industry right here in the USA. It’s a vicious cycle: the arms trade and the war on drugs means big business for big money, crippling those in Central America. Check out the episode below and let me know what you make of the links between our border crisis and our policies at home.





posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: JesseVentura

Solution: End the drug war, but enforce immigration law.

Good luck with that, though, on both fronts.



posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: JesseVentura

Well why are they just now coming here in mass? The "war" has been going on for some time but only of late are they coming in mass?




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posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: Logarock

Because we have clearly indicated we no longer will enforce our immigration laws. That has never really happened before.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 12:30 PM
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originally posted by: loam
a reply to: Logarock

Because we have clearly indicated we no longer will enforce our immigration laws. That has never really happened before.



Coupled with all the msm coverage which acts as an advertisement for even more to come.

What a joke.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: JesseVentura

AWESOME! I've been saying this for awhile now. The immigration issue is TIGHTLY linked to the war on drugs. Talking about one without talking about the other is pretty much useless and is a recipe for not coming to any reasonable and workable solution. You'll just be slapping band-aids onto a gushing arterial wound.

End the war on drugs and see what happens to both of these issues.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t


originally posted by: Krazysh0t
End the war on drugs and see what happens to both of these issues.


Even if possible, they will still come without firm enforcement of our immigration laws.

If the drug war ends, violence over it may diminish, but the poverty will remain- if not increase. It will take more than ending the drug war to change the economics of the region.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: loam

Well once we end the war on drugs, I have other ideas that could go further, but I just want to be preliminary before going to far. Ending the war on drugs is already a very radical idea. Like I could say that once we ended the war on drugs, we should then go into those countries and swiftly topple the cartels using our military (paired up with the home country's military). Then we can work to rebuild the country using the now legal drug market to create legal businesses that don't rely on violence to get their way. This money could be collected as taxes by the government, which would make it stronger. The tourism industries in these countries would revive.

BUT no one wants to consider ending the war on drugs let alone doing anything of what I mentioned above. That's why I went no further in my explanation than just ending the war on drugs.




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