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    Re: Pat Robertson: Really, Legalize Pot

    Pot and possibly other drugs, should be decriminalized and regulated like alcohol and tobacco.

    The war on drugs is an abysmal failure. The only thing the war on drugs has accomplished is over-crowding our prison system, lives and money lost, and made huge profits for the warlords and drug dealers.

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    All drugs should be legalized. If a person wants to ruin their life with it, well, that's their choice. We all know the pros and cons of alcohol, yet it remains legal. A person is allowed to destroy themselves with alcohol so long as they obey the law. All the government needs to do is figure out how to distribute and tax the substances, and then we'll be on our merry way. Because as mentioned above, the War on Drugs has been a losing battle since day one. It didn't help when the CIA protected the very people the DEA got hardons over.

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    Re: Pat Robertson: Really, Legalize Pot

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I tend to disagree with Pat Robertson, and I disagree with him on this issue as well.
    You tend to disagree with many things while lacking a valid contrapostion. Such sentiments carry little weight.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: Pat Robertson: Really, Legalize Pot

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    That's kind of where I am. I'm not sure on the marijuana....I'm not a stoner. I don't know that I think it should be illegal, but I certainly don't feel any great drive to legalize it either.
    I'm not a stoner either- tried it when I was young, and didn't like it at all. That being said, it's likely less harmful than alcohol healthwise, and almost certainly less harmful when it comes to family and social dysfunction, based on my observation of friends who are either alcoholics or pot smokers. I support legalization completely.
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    Re: Pat Robertson: Really, Legalize Pot

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    All drugs should be legalized.
    No they shouldn't.

    If a person wants to ruin their life with it, well, that's their choice.
    What if they want to ruin their children or familie's lives with it?

    Police: Man high on PCP kills father, 50 | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

    We all know the pros and cons of alcohol, yet it remains legal.
    Alcohol doesn't have the effects that PCP or meth does.

    A person is allowed to destroy themselves with alcohol so long as they obey the law. All the government needs to do is figure out how to distribute and tax the substances, and then we'll be on our merry way. Because as mentioned above, the War on Drugs has been a losing battle since day one. It didn't help when the CIA protected the very people the DEA got hardons over.

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    Re: Pat Robertson: Really, Legalize Pot

    What happens to a person if they give a minor alcohol, and is caught in America?

    Police: Man high on PCP kills father, 50 | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
    Could easily say: Police: Drunk man kills father, 50 | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News


    And why do you think drugs shouldn't be legalized?
    Last edited by Jango; 03-09-12 at 08:21 PM.

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    Re: Pat Robertson: Really, Legalize Pot

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    What happens to a person if they give a minor alcohol, and is caught in America?



    Could easily say: Police: Drunk man kills father, 50 | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News


    And why do you think drugs shouldn't be legalized?
    PCP and alcohol aren't comparable.

    And safety of kids comes before someone's "rights". Rights are a privilege, not an automatic entitlement.

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    Re: Pat Robertson: Really, Legalize Pot

    Quote Originally Posted by SLAMRAAM View Post
    PCP and alcohol aren't comparable.

    And safety of kids comes before someone's "rights". Rights are a privilege, not an automatic entitlement.
    A right is the power of free action. A privilege is an advantage someone has beyond the common advantages of other citizens.

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    Re: Pat Robertson: Really, Legalize Pot

    Quote Originally Posted by SLAMRAAM View Post
    PCP and alcohol aren't comparable.

    And safety of kids comes before someone's "rights". Rights are a privilege, not an automatic entitlement.
    If that were true, then why isn't alcohol illegal? How many thousands of children have been injured/maimed and/or killed by alcohol related traffic collisions/abuse?

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