here's the deal:
WHen you legalize drugs, use, INITIALLY, increases. Unless you then say how much of a drug you can have, or how much you can take, and legislate the moderation, then there will be increased abuse, as those who find it harder to obtain drugs, or those few who are dissuaded by the law, will be able to get more, and do so without fearing repercusions. This means more abuse.
Also, use would mean that the "stupid people", or "morons" would use it still, possibly more people who are stupid will use them more, and more people die from the actions of the "morons", which would not have been a factor had the drugs not been around in the first place. I will win this.
Also, by y'all's logic, that there are alternate causalities to the effects that drugs have, war kills people too, does that mean that we do not try to stop the day to day murders, becuase people could die in a war, or in an auto accident, or in an accident at home? That is the most ignorant argument which I have ever heard. If this is but one step, then it is one step, but a step which must be taken, not taken away.
Hyena, people are telling me that my friend died because the driver was a moron, not in any way the fault of the drugs. And I can vouch for the driver, that he made wise decisions when not on weed. Although, you would have to take that at face value, as you would not know, obviously.
Uh, first, if it were not profitable to deal, then the drugs would not be dealt. Ok. I think that Gas is legal, and profitable, as is anything that is sold. Companies sell things. Uh, I don't know what you mean here, I guess?
Second, sure, the kids wouldnt have to go to community college when, with financial aid, they are Harvard stuff (seriously). But that doesn't mean that the people who sell from other nations don't keep their companies and dealings, and they don't continue to kill their enemies. These "businesses" are not as regulated as they are here in the US, and with free trade, the other nations that produce the drugs cheaper would receive the business. So, we continue to support foreign terrorism and murder, cool.
If that man did that, and that somehow debilitated two other people, his best friends, and then he had to go to jail for 6 months to a year, and then he couldn't go to college, dropped out of high school, and felt total remorse, and understood that what he did was bad, then yes. I would have sympathy, but I cannot make you have it.
First, we can educate without the legalization.
Second, the law is to protect other people, see the example of my
Third, you don't have the right to drugs, they are mearly a privelage, and illegal one, that some people have, and that means that neither should you have the legislated right to smoke. That kind of trivializes other rights, like equal protection, due process, etc, doesn't it?
Well, AndrewB, I hope that you can find humor in the deaths of your friends and family. Becuase they will die, and I bet you that you will not appreciate someone laughing at that, saying "THis made me laugh for real. Very entertaining." I also don't find the Darwin Awards humorous, but maybe you do.
hmm. If it is legalized, these people are not criminals, until they kill people, or do other things. And they will still be the source, see the conceeded Free Trade argument, and also the fact that they will still be the source of some, if not all, of the production. THey just don't go away. ANd the murders they commit are not always drug related, sometimes they support terrorism, as in Afghanistan, and also in Columbia. The deaths of civilians, and enemies, and other dealers, and those who attack them through the press. Not in my name will this be supported.
ALso, for more reasons and proofs as to why drugs can be/are bad, I point you to the military. They have, before '96, and sometimes afterwardsm given amphetamines to their pilates on long missions, and even combat missions. THis has, as some studies have found, caused multiple friendly fire incedents, esp. in some battles in Kosovo, Bosnia, and some in the First Gulf War. This is an example of Drugs, not being abused, causing negative consequences.
Also, when you are high, you are much easier to appease and control. Just sayin', look out for good old BB.
Also, in Papua new Guinea, the resurgence of drug trafficing has lead to an increase in armed violence and murder in that country. Think of the other people that you are affecting.
Here is my source for this one: http://www.geodrugs.net/mini-lettres/AEGD%20GB%208.pdf
From that same site, There is proof that Drug Cartels are, in fact, setting up their own governments around the world, and reeking havoc on those which oppose them. They are also preventing the punishment of their constituents for both drug, and non-drug offenses.
Also from the same site, Drug Cartels in Mexico are gaining power, and have been/are being run by the militaries of these nations, the same militaries which oppress their citizens, and force many to live in landfills, etc.
Also, from a different issue, the Taliban did receive funds from drug trades out of Afghanistan. They attempted to close many different farms and traders which were not friendly to them, however, they left some open to receive funds, and try to soften their image with the UN. This site is: http://www.geodrugs.net/mini-lettres/AEGD6GB.pdf
From that same issue: Weed is funding cultural genocides and political murders in Npal by funding the new Maoist revolution, and various other companies that run out of China. This is destroying the local culture, and people.
Also, from a different site: The drug sales in Burma were funding militarism and furthering of oppression of individuals. It was the militaries largest income. Here is this site: http://www.geodrugs.net/mini-lettres/AEGD2GB.pdf
Another question that I have is what about prescription drugs? SHould you need a prescription to get them?
ANd to this I say yes. It is VERY easy to overdose on morphine, percocet, etc. I have examples of this from my summer as an intern at a law firm, where the doctors at a hospital gave a lethal overdose to a patient without knowing. The chart is a red-flag. But still, if trained people screw up, why wouldn't you?
That is all for now, more later, unless I am banned again for some reason.