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To: Rennes Templar
We, as a society, would be much better off if we took a more liberal, (NOTE SMALL L)approach to drugs and drug abuse.

The fact is that our police force, through the ‘War on Drugs’ has become a standing army of automatic rifle toting thugs. They have infringed on the rights of ordinary Americans to simply be left alone.

They burst in unannounced breaking private property and terrorizing citizens, often completely innocent citizens, exercising often spurious search warrants.

Our prisons and court system are clogged with drug abusers who haven't done anything violent. This leaves violent criminals able to run wild. Imagine how much cheaper it would be to require treatment on demand as apposed to the tens of thousands a year that it costs per inmate to house and feed the hundreds of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders every year.

In a country that has found an invisible right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution in order to allow women the ability to kill their unborn children because it is her body and she can do what she wants to that body. I find it difficult to believe that a person would not have the right to destroy ones body, or in the case of steroids, improve certain aspects of their body without the Federal Government getting involved.

20 posted on 04/11/2013 9:29:52 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

The issue is non-violent crime. Someone using weed in their own home is one thing. Someone trafficking in it or other drugs is contributing to the violent drug culture. Most drug- related prisoners are in for trafficking, and this is why crime and drug crime in particular is down from 30 years ago. To lump in drug dealers with occasional users for reduced sentences because they are “non-violent” is a big mistake, and this is where it could lead.


21 posted on 04/11/2013 9:46:34 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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