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To: Jonty30
a drug addict's needs are insatiable.....give them some, they want more....its the nature of the beast.....

and most people IMO are in jail not because they have a little weed...they're there because of the lying, cheating, stealing, prostituting and striping they do to afford their drugs....

its a difficult problem and you can believe that its never going to just go away because again, IMO, too many Americans are making big bucks from the trade and looking "away"....

what if people suddenly became ethical and moral?...what if people turned to God?...all problems solved.

24 posted on 11/27/2012 4:22:59 PM PST by cherry
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To: cherry

“and most people IMO are in jail not because they have a little weed...they’re there because of the lying, cheating, stealing, prostituting and striping they do to afford their drugs....”

Well, then the only people being punished by the drug possession laws are the otherwise law-abiding users. The rest of them would be in jail for those other crimes anyway, whether the drugs were legalized or not.

Drugs laws are really just one step above thoughtcrime. We’re not really punishing people for being destructive to society, just punishing them because we think they are doing something that will lead them to be destructive to society. Instead, we should just punish the people that actually are destructive, regardless of what we think caused them to do what they did. Let the sociologists worry about that stuff, not our legislators.


33 posted on 11/27/2012 5:01:31 PM PST by Boogieman
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