posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 06:14 PM
a reply to: tempestking
If you really want to prevent drug related deaths, perhaps you should start by reducing the demand for those drugs. Reducing the supply while
maintaining the demand only increases the prices of the drugs and profits for the drug dealers.
Also, cigarette smoke kills more than 480,000 Americans per year
). Alcohol contributes to more than 88,000 American
deaths per year (HERE
). By comparison, drug overdoses killed at least than 52,000
Americans last year (HERE
) and that includes overdoses from
prescription drugs (which kill more Americans than overdoses from illegal drugs).
So if we're really building a wall to save kids from dying from drugs like you said, then why aren't we building a wall to stop the import of Scotch
whiskey, various French wines, German beers, etc? Those products kill more Americans than all illegal drugs combined, yet no one seems to have a
problem with them. And we should probably build a wall to prevent the import of tobacco, since most of the biggest tobacco companies are foreign
companies & tobacco kills far more Americans than the other recreational drugs & prescription drugs combined. Of course, these examples should also
show why building a wall won't do anything to prevent drug use.