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    Re: Mexican Drug Cartels Fight Turf Battles In Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't get it. When a Republican is president - inner city violence is the fault of the lazy immigrants/black people living in the city who don't want a job. When a Democrat is in office, inner city violence is the fault of the Democrat for letting the immigrant people they let into the country. So when is it the fault of rabid right wing Republicans who criminalize the drug trade?
    I know I don't have to tell you that the Drug War is supported by both parties pretty substantially.

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    Re: Mexican Drug Cartels Fight Turf Battles In Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    I know I don't have to tell you that the Drug War is supported by both parties pretty substantially.
    Really? 70% of liberals are in support for the legalization of marijuana.
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    Re: Mexican Drug Cartels Fight Turf Battles In Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Really? 70% of liberals are in support for the legalization of marijuana.
    I meant the party apparatuses. Individuals are overwhelmingly in favor of ending subsidizing drug gangs, but the main parties are still strongly in favor of it.

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    Re: Mexican Drug Cartels Fight Turf Battles In Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Really? 70% of liberals are in support for the legalization of marijuana.
    And if pot were the only drug involved it would have long since been legal. A whole lot of conservatives are okay with pot (with regulation). It's all the rest of the highly addictive schedule one drugs at issue. Pot is unique and was added to the illegal list for entirely different reasons than the rest of the schedule 1 drugs.

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    Re: Mexican Drug Cartels Fight Turf Battles In Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Really? 70% of liberals are in support for the legalization of marijuana.
    First, poll the number of party members who are in favor of that.

    Then, poll the number of party politicians who are in favor of that.

    Pretty sure that the variance will be quite wide indeed.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Mexican Drug Cartels Fight Turf Battles In Chicago

    OK, I understand your perspective but really, no more so than alcohol. If you have a predilection for addiction (that rhymes) then you can become entrapped. However, it is just a psychological addiction and not a physical addiction.

    Are any of these a good idea? No, they aren't. In my view of how these could be legalized, they all (including tobacco and alcohol) would be sold in a very boring state store, where you would be warned of their potential harm each time you made a purchase and your quantities would be limited and tracked to discourage your reselling them. I'm shocked that alcohol is advertised and promoted the way it is.

    The way it is now, crack, meth, dope etc. are glamorized by their illegality. Look at the damage this causes. This isn't working and yet we persist.

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Really? I find it extremely difficult to believe you used crack or meth with the same regularity you smoked in order to become addicted to cigs. The first cigarette generally doesn't addict, in fact, the first one is rather nasty for most users. The effects of even light use of crack and meth are radically more devastating than cigs and use will not stay light.

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