"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Legalizing some drugs is an answer...but not the answer to mexicos drug problem.
Really to get to the root of the problem it is up to the Mexican government to have better control of their nation. There is little we can do in the way of controlling drugs ourself. In Afghanistan, creating poppy plants is a way of life; we have tried to retrain farmers out there to grow stuff like soy beans and such but it just doesn't stick. When we leave they go right back to the poppy seeds because it is much easier and profitable for them to grow.
A big part of it would be to legalize some drugs. You can beef up border security all you want, the war on drugs just cannot be won. Another big part could be to work with the Mexican government and deploy a couple hundred troops to Mexico.
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Not true at all.Not a great analogy because the objection we have with murder is related to the nature of the act itself, the problems we have with drug use (addiction, money for organised crime, overdoses, side effects etc.) are all either symptomatic of prohibition or could be allieviated by legalization.
You think you can control the dosage of meth? So you'd give everyone X amount? So the people who dont want to smoke meth will be selling it to those who want more. What then? Would that be illegal? Think about your answer.Control the dossage and the over crap typically thrown in (who'd have thought allowing criminals to monopolise a product would make it so dangerous) legalize only the strains of Marijuana with less THC and more HTC.
You have not shown that. Not one bit.I've already shown how legalization will not dramatically increase use, again the case of Portugal shows that it may reduce it
The same could be applied to anything. We do not give in to violence, threats of violence or terrorism.Put simply this is more about doing what actually works, you think its worthwhile to bring a country to its knees over a plant?
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