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Why do so many people want to blame drug dealers and not drug addicts?


I ask this question because of something I saw yesterday. I saw a police officer taking away a 6 year old child for dealing drugs (obviously not a prison...6 year old kid after all). And I thought to myself, his circumstances put him in a position where he had to do that but it's not like drugs are being forced down addict's throats (almost 99% of the time at least). They have a choice and they're choosing poorly so why does the law give them a slap on the wrists and dealers a 15 year sentence? Insert economic point about supply and demand here.

 

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    Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) 3 years ago

    Actually some addicts are caught growing their own marijuana plant or creating their own meth. Sometimes around children of their own. Should this be forgiven as well because they aren't drug dealers?


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    Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) 3 years ago

    Telling a teenager that something is wrong because it's illegal is like telling them to try it once so they can be a rebel and somehow act "cool". They need to have a clear, strong, and certainty of punishment to make them averse.


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    T. Clifton (BuffaloGal1960) 3 years ago

    I could feel your heart in that story and I'm so sorry you had to go through that!

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    MarioBallo 3 years ago

    Unitify- you have a really good argument in the name of morality

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    Dan Barfield 3 years ago

    Quite right! Add to this the fact that taxing the sale of narcotics would more than cover the cost of medical care, rehab etc... it's a no brainer!

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    MarioBallo 3 years ago

    Couldn't have said it any better, you truly narrow it down well and nail it strongly

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    T. Clifton (BuffaloGal1960) 3 years ago

    Landmark, I always love your answers but I would pose to you: How do I keep that redlight district out of my neighborhood? I have enough trouble keeping up with sex offenders.


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    Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) 3 years ago

    Without the users the drug dealers wouldn't exist though, but without the drug dealer the drug users would always find some other way to get more drugs (growing it themselves if they could).

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    Dan Barfield 3 years ago

    In the uk roughly 30 people a year die after taking E. The majority of those cases involved unknown underlying health issues or other substances taken in conflict with ecstasy. Compare that to 440,000 deaths annually from tobacco smoking... thoughts?

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