The War on Drugs is an abject failure. In the same way Prohibition took a bunch of loser mopes and turned them into millionaire crime bosses, the War on Drugs has created billion dollar drug mafias.
It’s time to try the alternative - personal responsibility. Get government out of the prohibition business.
Yep. It is also unconstitutional. Note we had to have an amendment to ban booze, but not drugs.
Yep I agree. But, at this point legalization will not work because the Cartels won’t give up the monopoly
Notice, in some of the places like Thailand where drugs used to be produced they are not. Other places like Singapore used to be big distribution centers; no more. Why is that? Because the governments made it too risky to produce or distribute narcotics. The same is true to a lesser extent of Turkey.
Essentially the US needs to do what the Chinese did in the 19th century to deal with opium addicts creted by the British only go one swtep further
The Chinese simply executed addicts in mass. The US needs to close its border and then treat any cartel members within the US like spies and simply kill them. Put small time users in prison for years with NO outside contact to pass drugs to them.
Dry up the demand disrupt the supply.
legalize murder and rape and they will go away
That's a good one. If you are going to rely on "personal responsibility" then you HAVE to end the welfare state first. ZERO payments to anyone.
It created more rich politicians and bankers than id did crooks.
You want to stop the criminals, first remove them from office. There has never been a war on drugs, it is just what they call the plan to redistribute our wealth minus the fees collected by the Banks and the crooked politicians.
You hit the key problem, everything govt. touches turns to sh_t.