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To: SJSAMPLE
So, basically, NO CHANGE. Except that we won’t be; 1. Spending billions to fight this stupid war. 2. Attacking the civil rights of our citizenry in an attempt to win this stupid war. Sounds good to me.

It was inevitable that we would lose the "Drug War". In a sense it wasn't a war with drugs but a war about ourselves and personnel freedom. Many people when given freedom will screw up. In fact a large percentage of people will screw up. This is human nature and there are no social policies that will correct this. It's part of our makeup. In in our DNA. The only sure way to stop Drugs 100% is to take away people's personal freedom. Do we wish to do this? I don't think so.

So what can we do to minimize the effects of drugs? Well we can legalize them. At least that would put the drug dealers out of business. A tremendous amount of violence and peripheral damage can be averted. The chic appeal of drugs will go down when they are legalized. The people who still use drugs can be more readily identified. It will be a win-win situation. A tremendous amount of suffering will be averted. Will it happen? It will one day but not very soon and not as long as so many profit from the illegal drug trade.
35 posted on 06/16/2009 1:53:25 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: truthguy
So what can we do to minimize the effects of drugs? Well we can legalize them. At least that would put the drug dealers out of business. A tremendous amount of violence and peripheral damage can be averted. The chic appeal of drugs will go down when they are legalized. The people who still use drugs can be more readily identified. It will be a win-win situation. A tremendous amount of suffering will be averted. Will it happen? It will one day but not very soon and not as long as so many profit from the illegal drug trade.

Worth repeating.

48 posted on 06/16/2009 5:56:15 PM PDT by GunRunner
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The chic appeal of drugs will go down when they are legalized.

Yes. Now its "adventurous" to declare sovereignty over what you do to your own body.

Time to make doing drugs just stupid, not also a defiance of the Nanny State.

51 posted on 06/17/2009 8:14:14 AM PDT by secretagent
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