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May 7th, 2012, 1:21 pm
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May 8th, 2012, 7:12 pm
Oh, and something else to add-- making drugs illegal leads to more crime that legalization ever would. A good example is the drug cartels/border smugglers. See also: Al Capone and other gangsters during the alcohol prohibition.
After all, they are being provided for at the expense of society, therefore we should rid ourselves of that problem too, right?
Health costs should also be considered irrelevant; that is, it should be rather Darwinian-- you do drugs, you pay more in health care or perhaps die.
Then again, drugs such a cannabis are actually proven to make one calm, and on the road, paranoid (which would make them safer drivers.
May 9th, 2012, 10:43 am
1. Drug prohibition is FAR more destructive than drugs themselves. (drug cartels, gangs, meth labs, etc)
This one would be laughable if it wasn’t so completely misguided. What would you propose government sponsored drug stations and facilities so that people can take drugs out in the open. LOL.. How about we set up drug stations in the mall we can let big business to run them they could offer specials like buy one hit get two hits free. We could also set up free emergency drug over dose facilities for those people who accidentally overdose. Well almost free, the tax payers will pay for it. We can also triple the ambulance service for when all of our doped up friends hit the highway and run over innocent people while they are high on drugs. What a marvellous vision you have. LOL . Point 2 has been refuted….2. Drug prohibition causes drugs to be done improperly, dangerously, and in an environment that is conducive to drug addiction.
Here is an interesting statement. At least you acknowledge that there is something wrong. Otherwise why would drug addicts need help? According to yourself-centered world view they are technically not doing anything wrong. Drugs are legal and they have the right to poison their bodies if they want to. What happened to the Darwinian law of attrition? I thought the plan was to simply allow these individuals to die off. In truth we do offer drug addicts help to the tune of billions of dollars of cost to family members and taxpayers. Your solution would only make matters worse. Point 3 has been refuted…. Oh by the way I work in a hospital and see loads of drug addicts come and go everyday it is a tragedy of immense proportion. Believe me you have no idea what you are asking for.3. Drug addicts should be helped, not punished if we actually want to lower addiction rate.
You almost make a good point here. Some drugs are beneficial like marijuana and morphine etc etc.. These drugs are legal when used under the care and guidance of a physician to ease pain. The part where you go wrong is suggesting that these drugs should be used for recreational activates. This is an unwise choice that does harm because time and time again drugs are abused. The more you use them the more you will abuse them. Legalizing them for recreational use will only make things worse. . Point 4 has been refuted….4. Many of the scheduled drugs are beneficial like marijuana and psychedelics and should be used by those who so choose.
First off what facts do you have to support this claim? I see none just your claim. Secondly you completely disregard the human cost of the destruction of the individual and families involved that have lost loved ones because of drug abuse. How do you place a price on the tragic loss of one’s son or daughter or mother or father when they overdose and die? That cost is immeasurable. Where is your humanity? Point 5 has been refuted….5. The cost of drug prohibition is not worth any benefit of drug prohibition(what benefit?)
6. Drug prohibition is morally wrong, as we should have the freedom of choice.
It works for me and other law abiding people. I have a suggestion for you though. You can go join your buddies, the Wall Street occupiers and hold up a sign demanding the government give you free drugs along with free housing, and a free TV, and free cell phone, and free medical care, and free child care, and free lunches. You will fit right in. LOL… Point 7 has been refuted….7. Drug prohibition DOES NOT WORK!