Last edited by ReverendHellh0und; 03-19-09 at 05:43 AM.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
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.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
Mexico brings in 23 billion dollars of revenue from illegal drug trade, a sizable portion of that being from marijuana. Being that the drugs are not even taxed,if it were taxed, Mexico would bring in much much more revenue from it. If America were to legalize cannabis, that would be a sizable hit to cartels and bring in billions for states economies. As long as you are hurting cartels you are reducing the illegal drug trade and just the fact Mexico brings in 23 billion from the substances untaxed, if we were to tax it there would be much more revenue cirulating around the substance.
2. You can show nations on either side of that coin. In Indonesia for example you can get the death penalty for Marijuana which is just as false and naive as anything you could show. Millions of Americans smoke this substance regularly and this substance is unfairly and unconstitutionally crimnalized by the commerce clause in the 10th Amendment, that makes your argument false and naive in my eyes.
Last edited by thabigred; 03-19-09 at 08:59 AM.
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live. ~ Ayn Rand
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.~ Nietzsche
However, I find it odd that none of the pro-marijuana posters challenged the following post. In fact, several applauded it. Which gives me, and others who want to look at this rationally, grave concerns.
It may be of grave concern for you, but think about it long and hard, which is better, drug Anarchy as we currently have, or drug control.
I posted this earlier, do take the time to read it, it is a great article:
LEAP - Publications › Publications - Jack Cole › End Prohibition Now!
And for the record, I am not a heroin fiend, crack addict, meth head, nor do I ever intend to be, nor for that matter do I smoke marijuana except on very rare occasions.
Last edited by marduc; 03-19-09 at 02:24 PM.
One of the most powerful arguments FOR legalization of marijuana, at least in my mind, is that it's less dangerous and less addictive than alcohol or cigarettes.
But it seems we've now moved to another level altogether.
I as well take this issue seriously, I have smoked cigarettes for 25 years, have at one time at the age of 17 been addicted to cocaine, and have witnessed firsthand many people who's lives have been destroyed through drug addiction, both friends and family. A theme all too common throughout our country.
If you do take the issue very seriously then you should realize that it is a problem, and it is not getting better, and an open minded evaluation of all positions and steps we could take to alleviate or help remedy the problem should be considered. Do not dismiss viable and realistic options when we know the position we have currently is a total failure.
If you have not, read the article I posted with an open mind, and think about it. anarchy, or control?
Last edited by marduc; 03-19-09 at 03:02 PM.