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Heres an idea. The fed's could stop the war on drugs, then let the states decide what they want to do. The people of each state could vote on it. At least you don't have this overbearing, oppressive federal government breathing down the states necks and putting the different ideologies of different states on a lesser level.
Your views are libertarian/socialist. you offer to legalize victimless crimes but you also offer to tax the product and give the money to the poor in order to educate themselves which in the end you would hope to bring about a classless society.
in theory classless societies are a good thing but in reality they won't work. the survival of man depends on the selfishness of man to want to aquire enough riches for his and his family's security. in the process he creates other opportunities, through employment, for another man to provide for his own family's security
Originally posted by KrazyJethro
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We could go around and around on this all day, which we very well have.
But no one can tell you that life would be better with the legalization of drugs and prostitution.
1) It's never been tried, so any results would be conjecture at best.
2) We would trade one problem for another.
then i guess no one can say it'd be worse than either. what we're currently doing is not working, change is needed.
Our best bet, would be to fix the systems we have now, and I only say this because it would be the most cost effeciant and the least time and growing pains.
True freedom can not happen because it would entail others having theirs thrown away by the "freedom" of others.
No restrictions, no limitations, no moral meter aside from personal ones, and no clear line between right and wrong.
If this had been proposed and passed 100 years ago, the very society we live in today would be vastly different, but it was not, and socially it just can not happen over night if at all.