Bloody Drug WAR for Cartels to Kill and Make Billions of Profits by Selling Amounts of Drugs
You're right and I agree with you in that criminals do anything they can to make a buck, especially illegal things. However, the U.S. is one of the largest markets for illegal drugs in the world. Americans want their drugs, despite all the drug laws against them. Which is why I prefer to legalize and regulate them all, tax the hell out of them, and have those taxes go to treatment centers for drug abuse. I think that's better than the incarceration we give drug users now, have it on their record they're a felon, which then makes it impossible for them to get a good job.
And you're right, criminals will go on to something else. However, we have taken away from them one more thing for them to use to gain revenue, and we'll have included regulated competition into it as well.
Sure, a few might be able to change and go with the flow - start a legitimate business and change . . . . but for boys raised on the streets, killing for a living, you just can't legalize that out of someone.
I would also question the business pracitices of a former cartel druglord. Would he really have a good solid notion of how to run a decent business in which he has to rightfully employ and care for his employees? Under the watchful eyes of the law Enron still had it's blacklist party.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
It is actually easier to get pot than it is to get beer. You don't have to have any covert operation or set up any special contacts.
Between 2007 and 2009 there was a 37 percent increase in the percentage of teens who say marijuana is easier to buy than cigarettes, beer or prescription drugs
Teens: Pot Easier To Buy Than Beer
I like war. So I say keep it illegal and declare war on all the organized crime and gangbanger scum that are there. And send the special ops after them with orders to shoot to kill.
I don't think American's could handle legalization of all drugs. I think abuse is a big enough problem while they're still illegal - it would probably grow with legalization. My biggest issue isn't abuse though; if people are stupid enough to take drugs and abuse drugs, they deserve everything they get up to and including the OD and death. While I can see it's an individual choice - what I resent is societies outrage at drug addicts in the streets and calls for tax money to clean them up. I can site how alcoholics are viewed today. IF all drugs were legalized, I'd only agree to it if only the individuals are responsible for their own clean up, their own mess, their own legal defense (ie. drug user crashes into another car and kills a mother of three). That drug user would then be responsible for a set amount of money for all three of those children until they are of legal age.
If strong enough controls were put around it - I say legalization of drugs would be a very good way of cleaning the gene pool.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.