Originally posted by dno117
My friend, you make some very great points. I am totally with you on this, but I do have say this...
If "users" decided to take matters into their own hands, and use violence, you know what would happen...the government would now use these violent
acts as even more reason to crack down on users, and tighten its strangle hold on our rights. The "drug war" right now is B.S. I mean think about
it, if the government really wanted to stop all drugs from entering the country, dont you think they could search EVERY car, truck, train, plane, boat
that enters the U.S.? It may sound like a lot, but if they have the resources to invade, occupy and bomb multiple countries at the same time, I'm
sure they could find the manpower for such searches. But without all the drug busts, court costs and fines, the legal system would be missing out on
huge amounts of revenue. Its kind of like the tobacco industry...its been proven that tobacco leads to disease and illness, so from a moral
standpoint, shouldn't it be banned? Shouldnt the government be looking out for the health and well being of its citizens? Not when there is huge
revenue at stake. Sorry, but the government cares more about $$$ then it does its citizens.
I have to agree with the bulk of the post by dno117. Citizens should not take violent action, cause it would just be used against them, but from what
I have been reading and now understand it has gone too far. Too many innocent people are in jail, or being turned into lifelong slave informants.
I was recently lucky enough to find a website called www.novemeber.org and they really opened my eyes to this war on drugs. Also with my research into
snitch culture, I realise they don't really care or they would not be letting criminals run loose to sell drug and protecting them under these
The war has gone too far, but it really does not take violent action to get change, people really just have to wake up, find their moral centers and
realise this is just another unjust war, and this one is costing more and doing more harm than good.
After reading some of the stories on November.org I realise that changes will have to be made. There are 2 milion Americans in jail, 55% for drugs,
some serving life?
I was so shocked and appauled by reading some of the stories of the woman. If you read some of these stories, I think you will see that this war has
gone too far. They need to fix the maximum minimum for these things.
Also though I am against the legalisation of marijuana, I think they should consider decriminalising it. Too many people are getting hurt. I really
did not know how wrong this whole thing was till recently. These websites have really opened my eyes to what's going on.
[edit on 4-9-2006 by Harassment101]