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To: freepatriot32
The law is an ass!

"The stated goals of current U.S.drug policy -- reducing crime, drug addiction, and juvenile drug use -- have not been achieved, even after nearly four decades of a policy of "war on drugs". This policy, fueled by over a trillion of our tax dollars has had little or no effect on the levels of drug addiction among our fellow citizens, but has instead resulted in a tremendous increase in crime and in the numbers of Americans in our prisons and jails. With 4.6% of the world's population, America today has 22.5% of the worlds prisoners. But, after all that time, after all the destroyed lives and after all the wasted resources, prohibited drugs today are cheaper, stronger, and easier to get than they were thirty-five years ago at the beginning of the so-called "war on drugs"...Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
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10 posted on 09/01/2006 10:33:45 PM PDT by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: mugs99

Prosecuting America's sons and daughters for drug use ( and alcohol abuse) is a crime in and of itself. Thank goodness they didn't throw everyone in jail for this in the early and mid 20th century. Many young people run wild early in life and then straighten up with the help of concerned family members. We have taken it out of the realm of something the family needs to address and let tne nanny government take care of it. No one comes forward now to help a family member who falls into this life for fear of having to become involved with the legal ramifications. Likewise, seeking help for your loved one may bring a whole slew of gov't agencies ready and willing to screw with your life.
Personal responsibility and families taking care of their own have gone by the wayside in favor of the VILLAGE concept so endorsed by Hillary Clinton. Instead of addressing family problems within the family they are addressed through government agencies, law enforcement and the police. When was the last time an officer took an errant teen or child home for their parents to address a problem I don't see this anymore. Instead they file charges and put the family into the court system.
My Grandparents had it right. We were TAUGHT not to take our grievances or differences to the authorities. We were TAUGHT to work things out in the family.
Sorry for the rant...
I see too many kids that are being thrown away by their parents for the gov't to deal with.... and I see too many in law enforcement who feel a need to make a bust.

The damage? Even if they grow up and move away from abusing alcohol and drugs, they have a record that brands them always.

Of course they could just be illegal aliens doing the same thing and they would be forgiven.

Sorry... just feeling a bit disgusted over things like this.


17 posted on 09/01/2006 11:08:45 PM PDT by antceecee (Western countries really aren't up to winning this war on terror... it might offend the terrorists.)
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To: mugs99

I absolutely agree. I'm sick of the war on drugs and the lives and money it is costing.


20 posted on 09/01/2006 11:44:19 PM PDT by greccogirl
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To: mugs99

Most people in jail are not there for one joint.

The police do not do anything to the crack sellers up the street... and this is an otherwise residential neighborhood.


22 posted on 09/02/2006 12:37:46 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen
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