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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:32 PM
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What's really funny about this thread is that Logan didn't seem to care about civil rights at all... until Obama got elected.
Prove it.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Drugs are legal in the US, as long as they have good representation in dc; pharma, alcohol, tobacco.

Which is what turns the war on drugs in to gorilla warfare; the one type of warfare that cannot be effectively dealt with because there are no obvious boundaries, alies, or enemies.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:59 PM
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But where do you draw the line? At weed only, or do you legalize coke, heroin, X, ruffies, all of them?
You set the default position at maximizing individual liberty and the responsibility for the consequences that goes with it as much as possible, then make minor adjustments as absolutely necessary.

This is the opposite of the current knee jerk reaction to go whole hog trying fix all perceived societal ills with massive spending on intrusive programs that have only served to make the US the incarceration capitol of the world.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:42 PM
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True. The law should be changed to allow people to sell and consume drugs ... Much in the same way people are allowed to sell and consume alcohol and tobacco products.
I agree, tax the crap out of it.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:38 PM
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But where do you draw the line? At weed only, or do you legalize coke, heroin, X, ruffies, all of them?
NO LINE.

Making these illegal feeds a problem, that problem is theft because of the cost.

It does not stop the use.

You can't save anyone from themselves.

You can't tell a woman what to do with her body what gives you the right to tell anyone else what they can and can not use.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:25 PM
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I agree, tax the crap out of it.
First step is to legalize and decriminalize. And yes, the tax revenue from it would be a significant windfal ... but if you tax it too much, you drive the market underground which would just start a black market and all of the same problems over again.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:26 PM
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You can't tell a woman what to do with her body what gives you the right to tell anyone else what they can and can not use.
agreed. The freedom to "own" your body doesn't stop at just a woman's reproductive organs.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:53 PM
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agreed. The freedom to "own" your body doesn't stop at just a woman's reproductive organs.
What if you needed to sell a kidney to support your drug habit ?.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:56 PM
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That's a personal choice, problem is when you for get you sold one and go sell the other too.
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This is the opposite of the current knee jerk reaction to go whole hog trying fix all perceived societal ills with massive spending on intrusive programs that have only served to make the US the incarceration capitol of the world.

Yes, but look at all the jobs we created in the penal system....not to mention the highways are cleaner since the guys in orange jumpsuits started picking up litter.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:00 PM
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That's a personal choice, problem is when you for get you sold one and go sell the other too.

The average person has enough spare parts where they could still get by though...2 eyes, 2 lungs, 2 testicles, 2 arms, 2 legs, etc, etc. I wonder how much tonsils and an appendix would go for on the black market ?.
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And say if you legalize it...is that going to stop people from robbing and stealing to get the money to buy dope?

My guess is NOT.
IMO legalizing or keeping drugs illegal shouldn't be a concern in deterring robbing and stealing. If we've an issue with robbing and stealing, maybe we need a harsher penalty for such crimes.
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IMO legalizing or keeping drugs illegal shouldn't be a concern in deterring robbing and stealing. If we've an issue with robbing and stealing, maybe we need a harsher penalty for such crimes.
True. The legalization of drugs is about the freedom to put into your body what you want because you are a free adult.

The reduction in crime and prison population is just a positive fallout from that.
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I said it backwards, but you got my point...
as in the stealing and robbing shouldn't be the argument if drugs are to be legal or illegal.
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Honey, could you run down to the liquor store and pick up a six pack of Coors and a bag of heroin?


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