Anyway my point is, it's safe to say that with more addictive drugs taxation would (re-)create a black market.
Last edited by surrealistpenguin; 08-20-10 at 05:54 PM.
It should be treated about the same as alcohol....
and should be prescribed to every member of congress, might loosen their sphincters a bit, then they won't be so full of crap....
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
Honestly, I have never heard about illegal cigarette trade until now.
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
I think we should totally legalize pot! Oh the tax revenue...and I even heard that the prices of pot would drop from today's prices even with the high taxes. I guess the prices are so exorbitant now because of the illegality of marijuana distribution.
I smoke pot, and I'd love if it were legal to.
On top of everything, I proclaim: why not?
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne
The only valid point prohibitionists can make is to claim that other people's drug use can somehow affect them in a negative way. It's unfortunate and embarrassing for them that they can't seem to come up with something that doesn't involve subsequent actions (like driving or stealing) or health costs to taxpayers which are no different than what a steady diet of McDonald's incurs. They can't prove that someone's drug use might lead to subsequent harmful actions to others because no credible medical authority has ever produced a study which suggests that drug use alone compels users to commit other crimes. And they can't complain about health costs unless they want to ban McDee's for the same reason or be a hypocrite.
Regarding prohibition as a whole, whether it's alcohol or drugs: history doesn't repeat itself, people just repeat the same mistakes.