Skip to comments.An Unhappy Ending To The Drug War?
Posted on 07/11/2011 4:48:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
The Drug War, with an impact stretching far beyond the inner cities, is one of Americas worst policies. It costs billions we dont have; it promotes the growth of transnational criminal gangs and supports large black markets in money and arms that terrorists as well as drug lords can use; if fills the prisons and it hasnt stopped either the use of existing illegal drugs or the development of new ones. Furthermore, as a Cato Institute paper estimates that legalizing and taxing drugs would yield more than $80 billion a year in savings and new revenue. (Something tells me that even the hardiest Tea Partiers might see their way to a hefty excise tax on heroin and cocaine.)
What we are doing now isnt working. My old CFR colleague and Coast Guard official Steve Flynn used to say that if terrorists wanted to smuggle a nuclear warhead into the United States their best bet would be to hide it in a shipment of cocaine. Since our interdiction rate is so low, the bomb would have an excellent chance of getting through.
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Hasn't even slowed it down, even though it has destroyed thousands of lives needlessly. Maybe millions.
Drug Warriors are enemies of liberty and would have jailed George Washington for growing hemp. For 25 years.
I've had it with them and their kind.
Only an idiot would equate smoking a joint to the above violent crimes.
Do you believe the crimes to be equivalent? Do you believe we jail those who smoke pot?
I do always find it a little amusing when Libertarians discover something they think should be taxed.
Metaphorically speaking of course.
One of the effects that the drugs have on you guys is that you start seeing straight America as fascists and bad guys.
I hope you get some intervention before it is too late.
I was waiting for someone to blurt out that kind of clap-trap, about how harmless marijuana is as a habit!
Reefer CAN make you insane - really!
Marijuana / Cannabis and Schizophrenia
Where there is no vision, the people perish
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