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Your Drug Cartel's Deadly Truth

Updated on March 6, 2012

Truth be Told...South of the Border, our neighbors face conditions daily, we Americans are only beginning to wrap our feeble arms around. The War on Drugs , statistics aside, is the Mexican Elephant in the room...or on the border...if you will.

The USA has a immigration argument. Illegals crossing the border, be it cutting lawns, painting houses and performing manual labor, assume American jobs. Jobs which American's acquiesce, for the most part, are not in high demand. Interestingly enough, this is not the crux of the problem.

Border Security, is not real. Those whom are willing to risk their lives, at the chance for a better future and life for their loved ones, continue to take that risk. What's the alternative? As time goes by, these illegal families are procreating; enter the 14th Amendment, permitting illegal offspring citizenship through birthright... And yet, still not the crux of the problem.

So lets break out the microscope and see if we can magnify the actual agenda or the crux of the issue shall we?

We have to examine and understand American history, to come to the conclusion we are essentially dealing with prohibition again. The illicit images of Chicago in the days of Capone; I believe that to be a relative analogy; fore over half of all profits finance violence at the border and burrow their way into the heart of American cities. The significant difference resulted with the Chicago mobsters' ill-gotten proceeds actually spurred the local economis activity.

In this present day existential exercise in futility, the money goes out of the country. I'm talking about Millions/ Billions of Mexican Drug Cartel profits being used to fund a war against American Law Enforcement and Commerce efforts. Essentially, America is funding both ends of the war on drugs...Agreed?

Therefore, money is being extracted from the American economy, for a product Americans can't get enough of...A product made available to our children at an alarmingly youthful age, at an alarmingly distrubing rate, with alarming repercussions. A product not under any FDA governmental scrutiny... and those dollars are buying weapons to fund the Cartels operation.

Conservative tax revenue estimate legalization in the State of California alone would yioeld in the 100's of millions of US dollars annually...most likely in excess of a billion if taxed at the rate of alcohol. A limited amount of thought concludes these products should be taxed 5 times as much. It would actually create Jobs as well as tax revenue. It would keep the money in the U.S. economy as opposed to funding interests contrary to U.S. interest.

Former Governor of New Mexico went on the record citing the cost of Law Enforcement, the courts and prisons. According to the former Governor, Gary Johnson, we're arresting 1.8 million people annually in the U.S. on drug related crimes. He believes this to be the crux of the problem.

EXTRA EXTRA August 25th,2010...Late Afternoon. A wounded migrant stumbled into a military checkpoint and led marines to a gruesome scene, what may be the biggest massacre so far in Mexico's Bloody Drug War, a room strewn with the bodies of 72 fellow travelers, some piled on top of each other, just 100 miles from their goal, the U.S. border


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      gjfalcone 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Wesman Todd Shaw,

      Thanks for your comments. I think we as a people are ready to make that decision. So I ask you, in your opinion, what's the hold up?

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Mystery? There's no mystery here - drugs must be decriminalized in the USA, and then there are no murderous Mexican drug cartels.

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      gjfalcone 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for confirming your frustration regarding this national issue TimeTraveler. We are a nation reluctant to make difficult choices. Eventually we do make them. To paraphase Churchill, you can count on America to do the right thing after they've tried all else. If you have the ability to time travel, I'm curious to see how this plays out.

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      Sondra Rochelle 5 years ago from USA

      If we can find some way to eliminate the financial gains, we will solve the problem. How to do that is a mystery. It was frustrating to read this hub, but I'm glad I did. Thank you for writing it.

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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for the visit Ruthclark3,

      I agree; this indeed is a very real problem paid for every second of everyday in terms of the treasure which is the youth of America. Since we can hardly afford for this situation to get any worse, I'd say it would be wise to take your advice. We, as a people, need to get our heads out of something, I'm willing to start with it being the sand...

      Thank you for your thoughtful and extremely generous comments. Promote the Vote & God Bless America.

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      Ruth Clark 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Very interesting and to the point. This shows much thought.

      Thanks for addressing a very real problem. Unless we get our heads out of the sand it will only get worse.