a reply to: boncho
The only thing silly is trying to run a business while surfing ATS, in the middle of a debate - then SHTF as did earlier today.
I apologize, it won't happen again.
Let's start over, I will first give you my stance:
Marijuana should be legal.
Heroin and Cocaine should be illegal, but decriminalized.
Now I have to point out I choose this by default as I will try to explain to you now. Do I wish Heroin and Cocaine were legal? Well, YES I do! Along
with meth, '___', opium, mushrooms, X, PCP and the many other's, but I do not live in an idealized world. The world I live in is filled with corrupt
politicians, profit hungry corporations, opportunistic individuals and generally stupid people. If you live in a world that is different then mine
please stop reading, there is no need to continue this.
The war on drugs is a farce. For decades we have been lied to by all types of propaganda that has been over exaggerated and often false. The war on
drugs has given the entire country to organized crime and gangs fighting over control of the illegal drug market. The biggest gang involved in this
war, is the one wearing police uniforms. City law enforcement is a empire of entrapment, warrants sworn out on false pretenses, coerced plea bargains,
perjured testimony by jailhouse snitches, and civil forfeiture robbery. This system feeds the cops, the lawyers, the judges, the jails, the
municipalities and up, and up.
Other big players in the war on drugs are the cartels. Media driven propaganda has told us they are savage, power hungry, money hungry, murderous
groups that want nothing but to get us all hooked on drugs so they can keep the supply train moving and money flowing in. Is it any wonder they are
this way now, they are at war with the USA over drugs, they supply. Due to enforcement and seizures drugs trickle in and in combination with the
supply and demand structure, there is not enough supply to meet the demand. So dealers cut their products and quality falls so they can meet this
demand, but what would happen if the USA would legalize these drugs? Well first the cartels would probably build a wall from Texas to California made
from heroin and coc aine, it would be like someone opened up a faucet! And as supply goes through the roof, so would quality, along with a
tremendous drop in price. Champagne would fall from the heavens and everyone would live in bliss to their limits because it is their free choice to do
so, except maybe the ones that stem to lose money on this move. . . but there is some debate to all this for the CIA some consider the biggest cartel
of them all!
Well that leads us to a tricky question: Why should heroin and coc aine be legalized to begin with? (please answer)
It can't just be because it will be cheaper, better quality or because I(we) should be allowed to do what we want with our consumptuous needs, our
medical or entertainment needs. But that's the easy part because the real reason the question is so tricky is because you need to convince someone.
You need to convince every parent with children especially those that have had kids killed by drunken drivers. You need to convince every individual
that has been robbed, raped, extorted, addicted, burdened, forsaken, punished, rehabilitated, manipulated, incarcerated and hurt by these drugs in
their past. You need to convince the religious nuts, the corporations, the politicians, the doctors, colleges, the media, the tourism agencies. You
need to convince the drug dealers, the cops, the lawyers, the prosecutors, the defense attorneys, the judges, the jail/prison complex, the
municipalities - everyone that stands to lose a dollar from this new law will need to be convinced why it should be legalized! It better be a good
Once it's legalized then the corporations WILL start to move in(I believe you mentioned this earlier). With corporations comes liability, insurance,
more laws, more lawyers and even more politicians. Building codes, zoning, taxes, licenses but you know all about this stuff already. And it will be a
good thing because we all know how much insurance companies, corporations and politicians have our real interests at heart, especially if Big Pharma
gets involved and you know they will try. Thank god we will have the start venture capitalists and entrepreneurs who would want to get into the
industry if it were legalized and open to the market. Well the venture capitalists and entrepreneurs I've worked with are not stupid when it comes to
in-vest-ments. Most don't make a move until the market is fixed somehow and capital has previously been invested into production and start up, any
good investor will tell you the chicken comes way before the egg and the egg is placed their by someone they know. Philip Morris I believe tried this
when they stored 20 class A marijuana cigarette packs in a warehouse waiting for that day of federal legalization. Sadly, that day never came but why?
Millions of dollars were to be made, the deficit gone in a year or two, again champagne would fall from the heavens and everyone would live in bliss
to their limits because it is their free choice to do so, except maybe the ones that stem to lose money on this move. . .
Could it have something to do with that question again?
You seem very well versed, I'm sure you'll figure it out. It isn't like someone else has not come along in decades with that answer. Just think
you'll be legendary, a pioneer in the industry. You can succeed where no one else ever has, you will be a billionaire. . . as long as the ones that
stem to lose money on this move don't assassinate you first!
So why do I want heroin and coc aine to be illegal if I really wish it were legal?
That's such an easy question to answer you'll almost laugh, it's silly actually. Like I stated earlier I don't live in an idealized world, I live
in the United States, NJ to be exact and have 2 beautiful small children ages 3 & 7. Anyone in NJ who has driven any amount of distance in a car will
tell you people can't drive for s**t. Well just imagine how much better it will be when these drugs are legal and someone attempts to drive under the
influence of one of them. Please, don't insult me or yourself by telling me that won't ever happen, because if it doesn't in your idealized world,
I need to move to your location.