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    WASHINGTON Hundreds of federal agents, along with high-tech surveillance gear and drug-sniffing dogs, are headed to the Southwest to help Mexico fight drug cartels and keep violence from spilling across the U.S.-Mexico border, Obama administration officials said Tuesday.
    The border security initiative, which expands on efforts begun during the Bush administration, is aimed at drug traffickers who have wreaked havoc in Mexico in recent years and are blamed for a spate of kidnappings and home invasions in some U.S. cities.

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    Re: Fight on border steps up.......

    The US and Mexican governments could completely end the violence in one month with a stroke of a pen. Congress can legalize all drugs and/or the Attorney General can stop enforcing the drug laws that we have. The Mexicans could do the same...as they tried to a few years ago, before intense pressure from the Bush Administration made them back down.
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    No One gives a **** about this . No one gives a **** about much ! You care only about your own sweet ass. Truth...

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    Re: Fight on border steps up.......

    I think the next best thing would be to legalize drugs in the border States, and give the finger to the Federal Government. The DEA will of course have the authority to conduct its usual raids and what not, but a State wide legalization campaign would be the first to undermine the unsustainable Federal policy.

    Given the Conservative nature of the border states though, I doubt any kind of legalization is likely to happen. The war on drugs will continue in order to save face, wasting billions and causing death in the process.

    I wish Mexico had the nerve to stand up to the U.S. like it did previously with its near attempt at cannabis legalization.

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    Re: Fight on border steps up.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
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    Re: Fight on border steps up.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    I think the next best thing would be to legalize drugs in the border States, and give the finger to the Federal Government. The DEA will of course have the authority to conduct its usual raids and what not, but a State wide legalization campaign would be the first to undermine the unsustainable Federal policy.

    Given the Conservative nature of the border states though, I doubt any kind of legalization is likely to happen. The war on drugs will continue in order to save face, wasting billions and causing death in the process.

    I wish Mexico had the nerve to stand up to the U.S. like it did previously with its near attempt at cannabis legalization.
    I wouldn't be for legalizing all drugs but I would not have a problem with legalizing marijuana.

    And I don't understand why states that do want to end marijuana prohibition don't just do it and use their own guards to block DEA raids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
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    And I don't understand why states that do want to end marijuana prohibition don't just do it and use their own guards to block DEA raids.
    Because the states dont have the power to keep the federal government from enforcing federal law?

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    Re: Fight on border steps up.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Because the states dont have the power to keep the federal government from enforcing federal law?
    They have every right to stop the feds from interfering in those rights of the state that are not specifically enumerated as belonging to the fed in the constitution.

    I thought you were a conservative and understood state's rights.

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    Re: Fight on border steps up.......

    Here's a pretty good read on the subject matter. It's one of the few articles I've read that doesn't finger point or take the angle that "guns from America" caused this problem.

    Cartels Fueling Violence In Mexico Take Root In U.S. : NPR
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