But you are not addressing my point.
If drugs are legal, drug dealers are out of business.
No, drug dealers just become legal.
exactly, if you legalize rape.... that doesn’t mean the rapists disappear... if you legalize murder...
OK.... there are 2 types of libertarians... captial L libertarians (nut jobs) and small l libertarians.... small l libertarians are closer to conservatives than mainstream republicans in both ideology and constitutional theory... the difference is that the small l libertarian is a strict constitutionalist, whereas the republican conservative is willing to “bend” the constitution to suit their agenda..
Having said that, there are times when fighting a war is essential, and it is better to fight it over there than over here... but, what constitutes and essential war? According to the constitution, the congress has to power to declare war, not the president.
We have brave troops in afghanistan, fighting a purely political war, with ROE so damn tight, they are walking around as nothing more than targets. Is this a preemptive war, a police action, or a political sacrifice on the part of our troops?
As for drugs, i have personally seen the damage they can and will do to a person. I have also personally seen the damage that the legal system can and will do to a person. The damage from the government is far more severe than the damage the drug causes (if you manage to survive the initial swat team raid).
The war on drugs was started by nixon, it’s purpose to stop the flow of drugs into this country and to go after kingpins. Well guess what? The feds found it easier to go after the low hanging fruit, starting paramility units to go after people with a coupla ounces of pot, busting down doors and shooting people, dogs or what have you, for a coupla ounces of pot.
As with any amount of power the feds get, this is being abused, costing both lives and liberty. This does not even take into consideration the massive amounts of burocracy, overhead and money it takes to keep this thing going.
What i do in my own home is not the governments business, whether it be hookers, drugs, consuming raw milk, running my own blog, or keeping and maintaining my firearms ( if I had any ). Swat teams have raided homes for each reason listed above. This is an abuse of the constituition.
Thank you for starting an intellegent debate on these subjects.