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The Economist chimes in on the War on Drugs


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#11 Matt Foley

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:04 AM

you really know nothing about liberals, do you


I know they are a bunch of homos. Right?

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:12 AM

Have to say I agree with almost every point they make. The war on drugs is a colosal waste of time and money. It accomplishes nothing except to make the drug lords wealthy. When I was in school, it was far easier to get a bag of pot at 14 years of age than it was to get a beer. Yet we still continue to throw dollar after dollar at criminalizing personal behavior. Drug trade is as strong as ever, and shows no signs of abating.

How to stop the Drug Wars


That's so very true.

I don't think cocaine or heroin could ever be legalized though. The problem with trying to legalize and tax pot is that it's so easy to grow. I think any tax money gained would be immediately spent on preventing people from growing their own.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 10:44 AM

Thank Nancy Reagan

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:11 PM

I know they are a bunch of homos. Right?


Yes, they are. So do you have a lot of political arguments with the guy who pulls the gerbil out of your ass? :P

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:12 PM

Meat can't wait until he turns 14 and becomes a big boy, maybe then his prepubescent comments will mature and become debate-worthy fodder.

carpanfan: If I were to put money on the outcome of such an idea, I would place my bets, too, on the thought that legalization would make smuggling operations useless and unprofitable and therefore reduce that aspect of organized 'crime'.

#16 mmmbeans

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:13 PM

That's so very true.

I don't think cocaine or heroin could ever be legalized though. The problem with trying to legalize and tax pot is that it's so easy to grow. I think any tax money gained would be immediately spent on preventing people from growing their own.


there's very little incentive to growing your own if you can walk down the street and buy some. It's like brewing beer, very easy, cheaper and better quality, but at the end of the day, most people don't do it because it's just a pain in the ass compared to getting it from the store.

#17 Epistaxis

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:26 PM

What if we started by just decriminalizing drugs (maybe start with MJ), rather than going right to legalizing.

make it a slap on the wrist. Here's your fine. Move along.
No more stupid drug cases clogging up the courts. Get 1/3 of the prison population out of jail. Like i care if some dude gets high all the time? Make pot like alcohol and the rest of it NOT on par with manslaughter and you have a start on stopping the dumbest "war" ever started.

#18 Matt Foley

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:40 PM

Yes, they are. So do you have a lot of political arguments with the guy who pulls the gerbil out of your ass? :P


Ha ha ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha.

My spleen. Oh my goodness...

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 01:27 PM

but seriously, there are about 10 hardcore liberals that regularly post in the tinderbox. have you ever seen one advocate banning guns?

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 01:38 PM

(waits for reference to one wacky site where someone says they would like to ban guns, and point to that as proof all liberals want to take your guns)

Until then here is the Democratic Party plank on firearms:

Firearms

We recognize that the right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans’ Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation, but we know that what works in Chicago may not work in Cheyenne. We can work together to enact and enforce commonsense laws and improvements – like closing the gun show loophole, improving our background check system, and reinstating the assault weapons ban, so that guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists or criminals. Acting responsibly and with respect for differing views on this issue, we can both protect the constitutional right to bear arms and keep our communities and our children safe.