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To: Texaggie79
I have two responses, they may sound angry, but I'm not, actually hearing someone be somewhat reasonable on a WOD thread is seldom seem.

The second amendment has not been incorporated to apply to the states like most of the rest of the Bill of Rights, the 14th, and a couple of others. So states like California and New Jersey have their Assault Weapons Bans, and towns like Morton Grove, Illinois have their handgun bans that have held up to legal challenge, both in clear violation of the 2nd amendment IMO.

I believe that much of the abuse around drugs is because they are illegal, once you are breaking the law ingesting, why not break it by leaving the kids over night while I go out partying, or beat the crap out of a guy for their wallet to feed my need. I'm sure folks hold other folks up for beer money, but I believe they much more often hold them up for drug money. I might be wrong, or I might be naive but it it wasn't illegal would some of the problems go away or moderate, I believe they would.

Finally, maybe some drugs would have to be regulated or prohibited, ie, pot and coke like tobacco, heroin at a clinic working to wean you off, meth, X continue like we currently are. I don't know if that is a solution, but an honest discussion ought to take place. I also wonder if coke for example were legal and readily available would crack have even been developed, hopefully food for thought.

Sorry it's so long.
730 posted on 04/04/2006 12:14:59 PM PDT by thinkthenpost
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To: thinkthenpost; Texaggie79
Texaggie79 wrote:

I advocate in court for abused children.
And thanks to laws against them, we can get these kids out of these abusive parents homes quite easily.


thinkthenpost wrote:

I'm ---- actually hearing someone be somewhat reasonable on a WOD thread ---


You're actually hearing someone that advocates in court that we use drug prohibitions so that we can get kids out of abusive homes quite easily.

'Use a drug, and we take your children'

The 'war on drugs' is destroying our Republic.
733 posted on 04/04/2006 12:31:15 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: thinkthenpost

Well, dealing with these families directly I can tell you, legalizing thier hard drug of choice would help nothing but maybe allow them to have more money to pay the bills a little more often. They still wouldn't work, they still would abuse their children they still would be worthless humanbeings that were nothing but a drain on the system.

Legalizing their drug would probably actually create more families like this. Because with the "illegal" stigma taken off, some naive parents might think they can do meth or crack on the weekends while the kids are away only to find out they no longer have any control over their habit and lives.

736 posted on 04/04/2006 1:54:12 PM PDT by Texaggie79 (Did I just say that?)
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