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    Scalia: Federal Drug Laws Were a Mistake

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia isn't a supporter of legalizing drugs. But he does believe that passing federal laws against them has done harm to the U.S. government. "It was a great mistake to put routine drug offenses into the federal courts," he told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal went on to reportScalia's belief that the laws forced Congress to enlarge the federal court system, and diminished "the elite quality of the federal judiciary."
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    At least the SOB realizes that this mindless war fails at the federal level. I rather him say that the "War on Drugs" is nothing but an excuse to increase the prison population but I guess I have to take what I can get. (golf clap)
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    Re: Scalia: Federal Drug Laws Were a Mistake

    Dear Justice Scalia,

    No ****.

    Sincerely,

    Sam.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Scalia: Federal Drug Laws Were a Mistake

    You can't legislate human behavior no matter how hard you try or how much money you spend. Drugs are not the smartest thing on the planet to partake in but people who want to use them will regardless of consequence. No matter how idiot proof we try to make our laws the human condition will just create a better idiot.
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    Re: Scalia: Federal Drug Laws Were a Mistake

    Unfortunately the drug war will just keep going on and on...
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    Re: Scalia: Federal Drug Laws Were a Mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by Whoppletraps View Post
    Unfortunately the drug war will just keep going on and on...
    Unfortunately you are correct IMO. There are two many groups that have a stake in it continuing.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Scalia: Federal Drug Laws Were a Mistake

    I'm a firm believer in what goes around comes around. One day the war on drugs is going to turn around and bite the government in the ass, and every person in the U.S. who has been directly or indirectly affected by the war on drugs is going to be standing by idly watching it happen.

    How many people have died, or have had their lives taken away by obscene prison sentences? How many families have been torn apart because of drug related violence?

    The war on drugs is total insanity at this point, and only exists to maintain the employment of law enforcement.

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    Re: Scalia: Federal Drug Laws Were a Mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I'm a firm believer in what goes around comes around. One day the war on drugs is going to turn around and bite the government in the ass, and every person in the U.S. who has been directly or indirectly affected by the war on drugs is going to be standing by idly watching it happen.

    How many people have died, or have had their lives taken away by obscene prison sentences? How many families have been torn apart because of drug related violence?

    The war on drugs is total insanity at this point, and only exists to maintain the employment of law enforcement.
    It is insanity from the human perspective, but from the Corporate profit view it is awesome. Those legal drugs that get into the illegal system are produced legitamately and profitably. Big pharma and Afghanistan and our current war may be joined at the hip, don't you think? I'm more afraid of right wing wackos with guns than druggers, even left wing wackos with heavy placards, and then the police who are the worst of a bad lot.

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    Re: Scalia: Federal Drug Laws Were a Mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by Whoppletraps View Post
    Unfortunately the drug war will just keep going on and on...
    The states need to just say no, as in, "No, we are not going to participate in your drug war, and we will arrest any federal agents exercising unconstitutional and illegal powers in our state."

    The states must interpose to protect their citizens from an out of control federal government that has completely lost its constitutional mooring. Someone has to uphold the constitution.

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    Re: Scalia: Federal Drug Laws Were a Mistake

    Scalia?

    Color me *shocked*.

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    Re: Scalia: Federal Drug Laws Were a Mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    Global Warming & Terra Forming Terra: Scalia: Federal Drug Laws Were a Mistake

    At least the SOB realizes that this mindless war fails at the federal level. I rather him say that the "War on Drugs" is nothing but an excuse to increase the prison population but I guess I have to take what I can get. (golf clap)
    Hellooooo?? He didn't say "drug laws are a mistake," no matter how much you wish he had. He said it was a mistake to have Federal laws against them...requiring the Federal justice system to try them and Federal resources to police them. It's a state matter.

    If you don't think it should be illegal to have a meth lab, be able to buy and sell coke, heroin, meth, whatever - well, I just don't know what to tell ya'. Except: WHAAAAT????

    Marijuana? I'm with ya' there. But only just.
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