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After 40 years, is the war on drugs still worth waging?

It's over: Drugs won 83% 252 votes
Stay the course! 6% 19 votes
Send in more troops 9% 30 votes
301 total votes

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The three choices miss the point. If we stop the war on drugs, and (drum roll please) RE-legalize drugs the drugs wouldn't be winning as much.

There will always be druggies, drunks, smokers and other partakers in vice, but just as alcohol prohibition didn't work, neither is the drug war.

For those who think I'm a stealth promoter of drugs, I make the argument that if you take the Black Market value out of drugs, it would reduce the incentive to sell drugs. I have no dog in this fight: the only illegal drug I've ever partaken in is marijuana, and the last time I did that was in 1977.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 1, 2011 at 3:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Excuse the bad grammar in the second paragraph, I'm under the influence of sugar. (Maybe the Health Police can ban that drug as well)

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 1, 2011 at 3:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Alcohol was made illegal by the Rockefellers to get rid of "country" stills which farmers used to make alcohol fuel for the cars (Model T's and A's ran on alcohol), marijuana was made illegal by Hearst, Weyerhauser, DuPont and Mellon so Hemp would be outlawed and the paper cartel Hearst Newspapers, Weyerhauser Lumber/Paper, DuPont for chemicals and Mellon for banking, Harry Anslinger the first head of the Bureau of Dangerous Drugs and Narcotics was Mellon's son in law, he did the Reefer Madness Fear Campaign. So you see both Prohibition Actions were not to protect the public but to screw the people for the super rich and their criminal machinations which now everyone can see have yielded crimes against nature, deforestation, and crimes against humanity, an energy policy based on the Rockefeller Oil Crime Family that we are just beginning to pay for.

contactjohn (anonymous profile)
July 2, 2011 at 1:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If the War on Drugs was WWII, we would all be speaking German now.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
July 5, 2011 at 5:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

^lol!!

loonpt (anonymous profile)
July 6, 2011 at 11:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wanna subsidize the farmers ... ?
Make corn and wheat illegal!

SamRedDog (anonymous profile)
July 8, 2011 at 4:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why are we still having this discussion?
War on Drugs did not work.
Legalize non harmful drugs:
Without getting bogged down in the muck, if you want to smoke and get throat cancer your choice. You pay for the higher insurance costs thru higher taxes on products.

Harmful drugs:
Educate more and enforce the laws already on the books.

Ca_Chris (anonymous profile)
July 11, 2011 at 4:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The war was lost before it started. The sad thing is thousands of people mainly in countries south of here died violent deaths due to Americans wanting a recreational high. Fact of the matter is if Americans had abstained some of those might not have died but its not like the Iraq or Afghanistan war where the local gentry can march up State Street decrying the United States involvement, or decrying the use of child labor for their Nikes people would have had to pass up the recreational high and couldn't be bothered to do that. So if you did a line, smoked up, etc, etc you very well might have blood on your hands. Legalize it all and let the users here who will enjoy do so and those who may wreck their lives or die do so, thats better than other countries citizens die so we can get our buzz on.

Think Globally Act Locally when its convenient.

pointssouth (anonymous profile)
July 13, 2011 at 12:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm with Ca_Chris, but clausen has a good point regarding the choices in the poll. The creators of the polls are quite often too limited in their thinking of possible responses. Are ya listenin', Nick?

BTW, if the health police banned sugar we wouldn't have an obesity problem in the younger members of our society (interesting data in the national media on this topic recently - naturally Coke, Pepsi, et al Corps disagree).

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2011 at 12:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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