Is the war on drugs a waste of money? Drug use has been escalating not declining.
of course it is. anytime the government tries to mess with a person's personal choices, it's a bad thing.
How can one declare a war on an inanimate object, like potions and medicines, and expect it to succeed? Where is this enemy hiding? Who is their leader? Wars are declared on nations, not on objects that are carried in people's pockets. If they want to declare war on Colombia or Mexico over drug trafficking, then why don't they just do that? So yes, it is a waste of money as well as a poor attempt to bring marketing slogans into the world of domestic policy. I can get behind a car dealership's "War on High Prices", because it's a metaphor. In the government world, we don't deal with metaphors but on real issues and solving problems.
We spend millions on petty crimes such as possession of marijuana. Those people are then put in jail, which costs even more tax money.
Isn't somewhere around 7% of the adult male population of the US currently in prison, jailed, or paroled?--mostly for these victimless crimes. When the number gets closer to 1 adult male in 10, we don't seem like a free society anymore.
by kirstenblog 6 years ago
I just stumbled on this story and am really impressed. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/2 … 09102.htmlThe story is about Ron Paul's stance that the fed should take a hands off approach to medical marijuana, that it should be down to the states. My only worry is that Obama campaigned...
by consciencealert 7 years ago
By being pro drug war you-impose heavy cost on the population to protect people from their own choices-help create a great incentive for government to take away more of our civil liberties. Agreeing government should be violently involved in peoples personal habits. -advocate using lethal force to...
by qwark 8 years ago
Is there really a "war" against drugs? Is the "war" against drugs a front?The alledged "war" against drugs keeps people employed on both sides. It's a trillion dollar a year business.If the "war" against drugs were ended, what would be the effect on our...
by Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago
Are you ready to end the drug war yet?Prohibition didn't work the first time....unless empowering a black market was the actual goal.It is beyond clear to all but the most pig headed that prohibition hasn't worked the second go round either. Most all of these drugs existed long before drug...
by ptosis 12 months ago
“That White House is a real dump,”"New Hampshire is a drug infested den."OK, maybe if it was talking smack about Detroit - I wouldn't notice. Has there ever been previous Presidents talking shit about the WH? I'm sure there is. I don't think it even had indoor plumbing when first...
by Ka'imi'loa 5 years ago
Where do you stand on the drug issue?Should we legalize, and tax?Legalize some...decriminalize others?
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