How to Save the Economy by Legalizing Drugs!
Some estimate that we could save 45 Billion dollars a year simply by legalizing drugs. According to the War on Drugs Clock as of Friday May 8th, 2009 at 7:45 p.m. the Federal money spent on drugs this year is over $7,150,134,000, the State money spent on the War on Drugs is over $11,000,000,000 totaling just under $20,000,000,000, That was 2009 and we have spent nearly 20 million dollars on the war on drugs, what could it be by now? All this and just about anyone, anywhere could walk out of their apartment, home, or car and score whatever kinds of drugs they want at any given time. Is this insanity or what?
Stop the War on Drugs
What does it take for the American people to see that this "War On Drugs" is a major scam? This is especially upsetting considering our economic state in the world right now. And yet when Obama took questions regarding the possibility of legalizing marijuana he said that it was not something that he would even consider. Not only is this number obscene but when you add into the mix that over 1/3 of the people in prison are in prison for drug related crimes, that to keep someone in prison for a year costs roughly $30,000 per year, not to mention the personal toll on that person, their family and society in general, that we don't have a serious discussion regarding the legalization of all drugs is a national disgrace. This doesn't even take into consideration how much money we would gain from legally cultivating, selling, controlling and taxing the drug.
Now, I can hear you all say but if we legalize drugs everyone will be getting high, they will all be shooting up by the millions and society will deteriorate faster than you can say "pass the bong". That argument is ridiculous, first of all a hundred years ago all drugs WERE legal in this country, coke was sold in Coca-Cola, Heroin was legal and could be easily obtained and Marijuana was also legal and yet hundred years ago you didn't have millions of people in prison, drug abuse by the young or street gangs running around shooting each other and everyone else in order to protect their drug selling turf. Moreover, we tried this little experiment with alcohol, it was called Prohibition, not only didn't it work, it also provided the stimulus needed for organized crime. Somehow we learned our lesson with alcohol but we have been so brainwashed to think that drugs are the great Satan that we think that if we make them illegal that will make them go away. We could not be farther away from the truth.
The criminalization of drugs contributes to the illegal alien and violence problem since that is one way that drugs enter the country. Making drugs illegal will get rid of the violence. Moreover, 86% of the people who use illegal drugs only use marijuana. Marijuana has been proven to calm people down, unlike alcohol. The violence occurs in the underground drug trade not from people who are smoking it.
Another argument goes along the line of...if drugs are legal more people will use them. Again, I think that telling (especially young people) that something is illegal and therefore forbidden actually makes it more appealing. Some will say that crime will increase but I say that since we would be saving 1/3rd of our prison space we could actually increase the penalties should anyone actually commit a crime while under the influence in order to stave off any predicted up tick in the crime rate.
It makes me wonder just who is benefiting from this war? What is the saying...follow the money? According to the United Nations, drug trafficking is a $400 billion per year industry, equaling 8% of the world's trade. Arms manufacturers and the prison industry are also benefiting from the war on drugs. Just the amount of money that is being transferred alone should tell you that there is corruption on the highest level when it comes to the supposed war on drugs. There is no way that you could launder the amount of money that is laundered without the government knowing and being complicit.
Wake Up America!
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