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

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    You guys really cant fathom just how big these cartels are, and how far their tentacles can/do reach. If you cant see the big picture then you'll never understand the magnitude of these operations. They're not bootleggers and this is not the mafia. And I'm not trying to be a dick but you all have no idea what you're talking about.

    These cartels own both markets. They call the shots not the government. They have submarines, helicopters, armies, jets, and an unlimited supply of money. Half of the Mexican government is influenced by the cartels. Mexico is one giant cartel > The Mexican Cartel. < Fact.
    It was your prohibitionist policies that allowed them to get that big and continuing your prohibitionist policies won't make them get any smaller.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    Do you really think legalizing drugs is going to turn these cartels into CEO's.
    Legalizing drugs will send these people to wherever they would have been if drugs had never been illegal in the first place.

    Besides, prohibition caused these problems, so it's ridiculous to use these problems as an excuse to continue prohibition.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Binary_Digit View Post
    Legalizing drugs will send these people to wherever they would have been if drugs had never been illegal in the first place.

    Besides, prohibition caused these problems, so it's ridiculous to use these problems as an excuse to continue prohibition.
    I'm still trying to figure out post #211.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    I'm still trying to figure out post #211.
    Prohibition creates a "black market" effect by shifting supply in a less than harmonious manner. Due to the nature of the demand schedule, this had little effect on reducing quantity demanded and increased the profit motive 10 fold (or greater).
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Prohibition creates a "black market" effect by shifting supply in a less than harmonious manner. Due to the nature of the demand schedule, this had little effect on reducing quantity demanded and increased the profit motive 10 fold (or greater).
    Thanks!

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

    The US should legalize drugs for EVERYBODY'S benefit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    Exactly! Mexico is corrupt to the core. You gotta take into account that Mexico is not America. Do you have any idea how dependent the Latin/Central America is on drug money? Mexico doesn't even supply America with it's cocaine it's FARC/Colombia, and they produce 90% of it. The Cartels are the middle men, and they will do whatever it takes to protect their income. Look at what the Cartels are doing now, and just imagine how they would react to government run drug manufactures.

    Legalizing drugs would only fuel a full scale war. The Mexican government against every narco terrorist from Tijuana to Colombia.
    We need a war like that to kill the bastards and take them completely out of the gene pool

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    Exactly! Mexico is corrupt to the core. You gotta take into account that Mexico is not America. Do you have any idea how dependent the Latin/Central America is on drug money? Mexico doesn't even supply America with it's cocaine it's FARC/Colombia, and they produce 90% of it. The Cartels are the middle men, and they will do whatever it takes to protect their income. Look at what the Cartels are doing now, and just imagine how they would react to government run drug manufactures.

    Legalizing drugs would only fuel a full scale war. The Mexican government against every narco terrorist from Tijuana to Colombia.


    Dare they cross the border and attack civilians in a warlike manner; will they be hunted down and captured. Wars are expensive! Criminal enterprises without a high priced market will be short changed to do much of anything.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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

    Pot culture in the entertainment industry is kinda interesting, I think.

    Marijuana Law Reform - NORML

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post


    Dare they cross the border and attack civilians in a warlike manner; will they be hunted down and captured. Wars are expensive! Criminal enterprises without a high priced market will be short changed to do much of anything.
    You mean the way we've hunted down and captured Osama Bin Laden?
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