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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Saying that legalizing drugs won't stem violence from cartels is like saying that Microsoft and Apple have started civil war here in the United States. Competition doesn't mean violence in an open, legal market.
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    No it just doesn't work like that. Cartels are gonna be Cartels no matter what happens. If drugs are legal in the US then those Cartels are still going to be in deadly competition.
    Yeah, because the Pepsi and Coca-Cola manufacturers down there engage in such violence with each other right now.
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Yeah, because the Pepsi and Coca-Cola manufacturers down there engage in such violence with each other right now.
    Wow you guys. If you're really comparing Bill Gates and Pepsi to these psychotic cartels who decapitate their own brothers in competition then I'm just....i mean i don't know what else to say.

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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    Wow you guys. If you're really comparing Bill Gates and Pepsi to these psychotic cartels who decapitate their own brothers in competition then I'm just....i mean i don't know what else to say.
    Well, I hear Richard Branson eats puppies.

    Those assholes will go out of business or will go legit. Cartels can't solve contract disputes or compete in an open market, so they go underground. It's no differant than Prohibition. Many will go out of business, the high risk and start up costs generated by the War on Drugs are the cartels' best friend.
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    Wow you guys. If you're really comparing Bill Gates and Pepsi to these psychotic cartels who decapitate their own brothers in competition then I'm just....i mean i don't know what else to say.
    I don't know what to say about the fact that, no matter how many times we reiterate it, you can't seem to comprehend that these psychotic cartels only act violently because the drugs are illegal, but once they are legal, legitimate businesses will arise and instead of drug crimes there will be a drug industry, which will get rid of the drug violence.

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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    No it just doesn't work like that. Cartels are gonna be Cartels no matter what happens. If drugs are legal in the US then those Cartels are still going to be in deadly competition.
    That illustrates the difference between legalization and decriminalization. If drugs are legal (not just decriminalized) in the U.S. then it would be legal for legitimate businesses to manufacture and sell them. The underground drug trade would eventually become as small as the underground alcohol trade.

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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I don't know what to say about the fact that, no matter how many times we reiterate it, you can't seem to comprehend that these psychotic cartels only act violently because the drugs are illegal, but once they are legal, legitimate businesses will arise and instead of drug crimes there will be a drug industry, which will get rid of the drug violence.
    Do you really think legalizing drugs is going to turn these cartels into CEO's. These cartels are killing over the very few corridors leading into the US. I've been to Juarez, Mexico, and it's quite a sight. 18,000 cartel related murders in just four years. These cartels do it their way and no other way but their way. But sure Sam, I cant wait til Calderone informs the cartels on how, when, and where they're going to be doing business for now on. I refuse to believe you're this naive.

    If you grow an apple in Colombia for one cent and then cell that apple in America for $20,000 then there's nothing, not one person in this world that could ever stop that!

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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Binary_Digit View Post
    That illustrates the difference between legalization and decriminalization. If drugs are legal (not just decriminalized) in the U.S. then it would be legal for legitimate businesses to manufacture and sell them. The underground drug trade would eventually become as small as the underground alcohol trade.
    I know, It's just like that big dream of one day being oil free and driving on water in the gas tanks. Everybody's got their ingenious 'idea'...

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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    THEY WILL GO OUT OF BUSINESS OR GO LEGIT. (sorry for the all caps) How big is the underground alcohol trade?
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    THEY WILL GO OUT OF BUSINESS OR GO LEGIT. (sorry for the all caps) How big is the underground alcohol trade?
    We are not living in the days of bootlegging.

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