Stricter federal laws must be made, and more money put to enforcing them
Give individual states the right to decide how to go about it
Legalize it through a federal law
Give states the right to decide about it as long as they abide by certain Federal guidelines
The logic is that legalizing something decreases the occurence.
If you legalize all drugs, supposedly less people will use drugs.
If you legalize prostitution, supposedly less people will either be prostitutes/seek out prostitutes.
Thus, I wonder if the same would hold true for thievery and murder.
Remember. Legalizing something lowers the occurence, so, by that logic, anything you legalize will undoubtedly lower the occurence?
According to whichever questions I recieve, why would that logic work for prostitution yet not murder, when they are both illegal things? What exactly are the differences which cause that logic to bend?
You see, I believe logic must be absolute. No wiggle room for bias and emotion to confuse it. If 2 +2 = 4, then 2 + 2 must equal 4.
With that, here is the phrase of logic:
"Legalizing anything will decrease the occurence of said once-illegal thing [drugs, prostitution, whatever]."
Therefore, would this also apply to murder and other currently illegal things? Why?
Last edited by Wake; 01-11-12 at 01:41 PM.
My earlier posts are checking the claims of other arguments.
Economic Left/Right: -7.25, Authoritarian/Libertarian:-7.13
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. -Noam Chomsky
I don't know the EXACT how/why use would decrease if legalized. IF prostitution were legalized, undoubtedly more people would swarm to it with all of those protective benefits, so why not the same with drugs?
Marijuana Smoking Does Not Harm Lungs, Study Finds
A large new government study has found that smoking marijuana on a regular basis, even over many years, does not impair lung function.
Marijuana Smoking Does Not Harm Lungs, Study Finds - NYTimes.com
http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...post1058236364 (Legalizing marijuana is a bad idea)
http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1058649799 (Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?)
there are likely repeat studies between the two links. especially look at the situation with Portugal and their usage rates.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
Don't get me wrong, I don't THINK it would reduce consumption. But I can't stand by and let you build an argument on such a twisted premise that only you have stated.
Marijuana - InfoFacts - NIDAEffects on the Lungs
Numerous studies have shown marijuana smoke to contain carcinogens and to be an irritant to the lungs. In fact, marijuana smoke contains 50-70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke. Marijuana users usually inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer than tobacco smokers do, which further increase the lungs' exposure to carcinogenic smoke. Marijuana smokers show dysregulated growth of epithelial cells in their lung tissue, which could lead to cancer;6 however, a recent case-controlled study found no positive associations between marijuana use and lung, upper respiratory, or upper digestive tract cancers.7 Thus, the link between marijuana smoking and these cancers remains unsubstantiated at this time.
Nonetheless, marijuana smokers can have many of the same respiratory problems as tobacco smokers, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illness, and a heightened risk of lung infections. A study of 450 individuals found that people who smoke marijuana frequently but do not smoke tobacco have more health problems and miss more days of work than nonsmokers.8 Many of the extra sick days among the marijuana smokers in the study were for respiratory illnesses.
Are you saying that study trumps these .gov websites?