Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
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The progressive move would be to simply increase harder punishments on drug offenders. Progressive = increasing government interference in people's lives.
Last edited by CriticalThought; 06-02-11 at 11:12 AM.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
I think this is great. It is a move in the right direction.
Do you think having crack addicted parents who spend the food stamps etc on drugs is any different? This is not going to harm children anymore then the parents already do.
No Lives Matter
What is amazing to me is that there are people on this thread - you all know who you are, and if you don't, we do - who immediately equate poverty with drug abuse. That is absurd. In Florida, 20.8% of people over 50 years old live below poverty. Some posters on this thread assume that the majority of those people are drug addicts. In Florida over 12% of the population of the people over 50 years old are unemployed. Of course that number does not include the people who have simply quit looking for work. Some posters here naively believe that anyone can work who want to work. Some posters here apparently believe that people over the age of 50 can easily find a job if they only wanted to work.
As often happens conservatives are either uninterested in facts or unable to understand them. Only "elitists" are interested in statistics. Most people who receive public assistance are not drug abusers. I would challenge Conservative to pony up with the facts to base her assertions.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
My concern is that in the Obamation economy the number of people in need of help is astronomical and the tests will only add to cost problem that is already too high.
In the past year, some states have seen increases of 15% or more in their welfare caseloads, including Florida, Ohio, Oregon and Washington.