posted on Mar, 30 2015 @ 06:42 AM
originally posted by: 3n19m470
Great thread krazyshot. I don't have much more to add except to say I agree that there is an easy way to end most of the gang violence and cripple the
cartels as well. The solution is painfully obvious. But people have been conditioned to accept that drugs are basically the devil and must be combated
at all costs and its worth it to give up everything, even if you don't end up putting a dent in "the devil" after all is said and done. Drug use has
not gone down due to prohibition. Therefore it stands to reason that it will not go up upon the repeal of prohibition. It should actually go down, for
various reasons. There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Actually, i think the answer is even simpler. People can stop using drugs. And people who are addicted can get the treatment they need to break their
addictions. Cartels, gangs, and other dealers can't make a profit if no one buys their products.
But let's face it, people here love drugs. Everyone knows the typical American college is an amusement park for drugs, underage drinking, and orgies.
And our tv, music, & movies are full of references to drugs. Even the last 3 US Presidents have openly admitted to illegal drug use. And let's not
forget that Hilary was a hippie with Bill, and Jeb has many stories about his drug accolades. So the hypocrisy of having a "War on Drugs" is
astounding when even our own leaders are guilty.
They either need to 1) replace the War on Drugs with something more in line with American reality, or 2) get serious about the War on Drugs by going
after politicians, judges, police, lobbyists, and other powerful parts of the system. They can start with random but rigorous drug tests on them and
extreme penalties if found guilty. After all, they're the ones ruining the lives of American citizens caught growing plants. And if those people are
as anti-drug as they say they are, they should prove it by being examples.
Besides, I think it's better to drug test those people anyway. Do you really want our politicians to be hallucinating on "stuff" while writing a war
bill? Or police who are strung on "something" & need a fix, so they go around harassing citizens to get money for that fix? (I personally think many
of these politicians are strung out on opiates anyway, like Rick Perry during his "Oops" debacle.)
edit on 30-3-2015 by enlightenedservant
because: didn't know the names of some substances were censored. "Oops" - said in Rick Perry's voice