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Thread: Does the US owe otherwise law abiding Latin Americans sancuary from druglords?

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    Re: Does the US owe otherwise law abiding Latin Americans sancuary from druglords?

    Well, a short answer is no we do not owe them sanctuary from druglords .

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    Re: Does the US owe otherwise law abiding Latin Americans sancuary from druglords?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I was watching a report this morning on the influx of illegal immigrants. They interviewed one lady who said the reason she and her children entered America was to escape the danger of living in her own country that is now controlled by drug cartels. It dawned on me, the drug cartels exist because of the American market and demand for illegal drugs. A huge often unspoken cause of the illegal immigration problem is possibly American-made; our demand for illegal drugs that have made their country uninhabitable due to the organized crime culture that now exists in their country. If American vices have inadvertently created a drug cartel controlled war zone in their country, do we have a moral obligation to offer the otherwise law abiding citizens of those affected countries sanctuary as refugees?
    Perhaps a little lifeboat ethics would be useful here: I would gladly trade our drug addicts/drug pushers for their non-drug users. It could be an even 1 for 1 exchange.
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    Re: Does the US owe otherwise law abiding Latin Americans sancuary from druglords?

    We have a moral obligation to deal with the issue. The best way to deal with it is to address the problem at its root, that being ending drug prohibition and the War on Drugs and focusing on a rehabilitation oriented drug policy for hard drugs while having legal soft drugs. Although there's little chance of that happening, so if this is what congress was considering doing, I would support it, even though it isn't my preferred solution.
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    Re: Does the US owe otherwise law abiding Latin Americans sancuary from druglords?

    I am sorry but your links are nothing more than biased opinions with nothing but feelings to back them up. It is total and complete nonsense.

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    Re: Does the US owe otherwise law abiding Latin Americans sancuary from druglords?

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    Advocatus diaboli - If a person loves their country enough, history is full of people who stand and fight....instead of running. Yes there will be bloodshed but that's the lesson that teaches people to appreciate freedom and liberty.

    The US has become weak and soft. The armchair patriots of gun rights talk a mean revolution as long as it is someone else who dies. Why would anyone wanting freedom come here where the majority of it's people talk smack behind anonymous avatars, whine when the power is out for a few hours and spend days fretting about the lives of the totally useless Kardashian's? Where is the outage when already the governments and corporations have infested every facet of our lives? Our political system is stagnant and we have become not too much unlike the Sunni and Shia, Americans are willing to kill each other off in droves based on ideology, race and religion.

    I would advise those wishing to come here to stand where they are and fight. Make your own destiny. The US is fast becoming a pale shadow of it's former self. You really don't want to be here.

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