As long as drugs remain illegal the black market for drugs (read: the economy that will continue to exist and continues to cost the US billions in trying to stop it) will continue to expand. Do you forget the submarines that the government of our country and South American countries have found and destroyed, along with smuggling aircraft and vehicles that continue to arrive at our shores? The potential market for drugs is so high that it can fund almost any technology short of space travel.
If the government was really serious about the drug trade, we would have a military border along 100% of our shoreline and land borders. That would cost many more billions of dollars along with the prospect of not being able to go to a beach without seeing a soldier. Let's not forget the numerous civil rights involved.
If we were serious about legalizing drugs, the black market would collapse along with the vast majority of organized and violent crimes. The only real drawbacks is well, drugs would be illegal. However, so is alcohol, a substance that can kill in high enough amounts and also create enough "accidents" with vehicles that it is a problem. But we learned our lesson with that drug from prohibition.
Right now, we are neither serious about either one of these realities. We are at the halfway point, which means we spend billions on the drug war, which is just enough to keep mass drug use underground, yet not enough to ever stop it. Billions of our dollars are wasted each year on this, just think of what good could come out of the same money if put back into the hands of the people that make our country as great as it is.
The people that are addicted to drugs and trash their lives will continue to do so, only after legalization it won't be so lucrative.
drugs would be illegal should read legal
Billions of our dollars are wasted each year on this,... anobectivist
billions of dollars are spent on controlling americans because of the war on drugs... continuing the prohibition allows for the prohibition of certain freedoms detrimental to big governments goals.
MINUTE MEN of America
NRA of America
We want to know.....what the hell are you waiting for?
Your endorsements could make the difference in the upcoming elections. If you haven't noticed, you have the perfect candidate in the race. The future of stopping illegal immigration and the individuals right to bear arms are at stake. Failure to give your support to the right person could cost all freedom loving Americans dearly. Your members want you to endorse a person that will stop illegal immigration and secure our rights to bear arms. A true conservative is the only choice, no liberal republicans or democrats need apply.
Everyone needs to call NRA headquarters / Minute Men headquarters today and voice our opinions. I have.
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posted on 12/24/2007 10:54:10 AM PST
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