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

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Don't forget about the bootleggers who went legit and formed what would eventually be NASCAR
    That's what they did down south. Up north, the Kennedy's entered politics.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Just saying alcohol changes behavior and can lead to violence on its own. It ruins lives and kills people. It should never, ever be made legal.

    and since we are just saying.. prohibition the policy is ruining far more lives and killing more people than meth the drug is. If you are concerned about the problem and want to reduce the harms, then we need to ditch the manufactured crime problem (which is the most destructive aspect surrounding drugs), and then focus in earnest on education, treatment and reduction of the now isolated drug problem.
    Meth and alcohol are not comparable.


    Just say no?

    I think we should use everything at our disposal to stop drug trafficking including the FBI, CIA and our military. Drugs smuggling is an attack on our nation and should be handled like it. Time to take the gloves off.
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    I think we should use everything at our disposal to stop drug trafficking including the FBI, CIA and our military. Drugs smuggling is an attack on our nation and should be handled like it. Time to take the gloves off.
    Riiiiiiiiiiiight, like that's been oh so terribly effective for the past 30 years since the government officially declared a War on Drugs and spent billions upon billions fighting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayekian View Post
    Yes, absolutely. Legalize heroin also to put Taliban right out of business.

    Not to mention ending the war on civil liberties here, and the massive social destruction that comes with making private tragedies a social one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Meth and alcohol are not comparable.
    in the context of your argument they are 100% comparable, which is why I was able to simply switch one term out and still retain the the exact same meaning and truth value.

    Just say no?
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    I think we should use everything at our disposal to stop drug trafficking including the FBI, CIA and our military. Drugs smuggling is an attack on our nation and should be handled like it. Time to take the gloves off.
    We are ~$1 trillion and almost 40 years into this now, and the "hmm we still have not made a dent lets get tougher and throw more resources at the problem" mindset has not made a difference. -well I will take that back, we have a hell of a lot more violence and a hell of a lot more people in our jails now.
    And unfortunately drugs have became cheaper, purer, and more prevalent right alongside this continuous escalation. We have been trying to enforce this problem away for 40 years and things just get more and more ugly, at what point do people wake up and realize that prohibition does not work.
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    With the money we have already spent on the war on drugs we could have purchased mexico, instead.

    I don't believe we should legalize it for mexico's benefit. I believe we should legalize it for our benefit. It would help cut our trade balance because once california starts producing it legally no one will be able to provide a greater quality than made in the USA.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
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    We are ~$1 trillion and almost 40 years into this now, and the "hmm we still have not made a dent lets get tougher and throw more resources at the problem" mindset has not made a difference. -well I will take that back, we have a hell of a lot more violence and a hell of a lot more people in our jails now.
    And unfortunately drugs have became cheaper, purer, and more prevalent right alongside this continuous escalation. We have been trying to enforce this problem away for 40 years and things just get more and more ugly, at what point do people wake up and realize that our drug policy is a failure.
    That's because we have used the same old failed tactics. It's time to use our technology, the CIA, FBI and put our military on the border. If we had the resolve to stop drug trafficking we could do it. And we could secure our borders.

    You do know that many more lives were lost and ruined and the cost to society was far greater after alcohol was legalized, don't you?
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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 think drug kingpins will say, "Oh gee, drugs are legal now, I guess we'll have to get legitimate jobs!"

    Rather, I think they will say, "Oh gee, drugs are legal now, I guess we have legitimate jobs!"

    They won't have to go get legitimate jobs because their current jobs are now legitimate.
    But they don't. They want high income. Legalize drugs and you have competition, you have price controls, you have government fingers in your business. They don't want that. They want to be completely in control and making obscene amounts of money.

    They'll just move on to other criminal exercises where they maintain the control and the profit.
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