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Originally posted by harvib
reply to post by jamie83
A large percentage of the prison population is due to drugs. How is someone who is found in possesion of a controlled substance infringing on your rights?
The people in jail are there for the most part because THEY did something to infringe on the freedoms of their victims.
My freedom to live a peaceful life without having to deal with some thug trying to steal my money or otherwise harm me has been protected.
When they break into my car to steal it, or when they rob me in the street at gun point, that infringes on my rights.
When I am taxed to pay for their methadone treatments, that infringes on my rights.
Originally posted by downtown436
reply to post by En4cer
I assume you are a cop of some sort. While smoking crack is about the worst thing you could possibly do, you should be allowed to do it all you want. Drugs are just chemicals. If you inject anti-freeze into your arm it will most likely kill you, but people don't do it because they know they will die. Whether drugs are legal or not people are still going to use them.
Alcohol and nicotine are among the worst drugs you can do. If you suddenly made either of them illegal, you would have an increase in crime and violence because a black market is formed when you outlaw something that people want. In the case of nicotine you would see it in more highly concentrated and dangerous forms, and there would be "nicotine junkies" passed out in dark alleys with their lives in shambles because of their addiction. Instead nicotine is legal and you very rarely have crime associated with cigarettes. People are not killing each other to get them, because you can buy them at any gas station.
Look at the violence associated with alcohol when it was prohibited in the 1920's. Then it was legalized again and you saw a total change in the paradigm of alcohol related violence toward police and the level of money generated by gangsters. They were able to make a killing selling booze on the black market.
So my point is, while you are gung ho about the war on drugs, you should realize that it is the criminal justice system, and stupid laws that cause ALL the drug problems, and are at fault. If all drugs were legal we would save lots of taxpayer money on the legal process of prosecuting drug users and dealers.
Don't listen to me, keep on arresting kids for smoking pot, ruin their lives for something that is not nearly as bad for you as drinking beer.
You are a tool.
In addtion save me the arguement of women doing porn because once again they do so by CHOICE and not because of some law that they have to.
Originally posted by SteveAndrew
I disagree, it speaks volumes about our judicial system. A nation where laws are placed on the people is a country where I'd like to live!
What laws severely limit us Americans?
Originally posted by Threadfall
I've smoked pot, drank alcohol, went to work, got paid, and had sex in the past week and guess what? I'm not spending the rest of my life in prison for any of that!