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Never happen...that'll cut down way too much on jail and prison profits..
on one condition
NO tax money allocated for rehab
let the bodies stay as they lay
as a reminder,on how NOT to live one's life
That's a little harsh. That same argument could be used for lots of things. Take for instance FEMA relief funds. We should not bail out the people affected by Harvey. Maybe people would then think twice before living near the Gulf of Mexico.
I call it Tough Love
I'm looking at this picture an wondering many things
that kid's future is so bright
he's gonna need shades
Ha Ha wouldn't that be nice if someone took a firm stand on addicts and let them kill themselves before the goverment has to pay for their bad choices YES they choose to become addicted because they messed with an addictive drug, I have no patience for the fools.
Drug laws aren't there to keep people from using drugs, it's been known for a long time that there are more effective approaches, like education and treatment. I mean, drugs are a big problem in prisons, that should tell you all you need to know about the effectiveness of drug laws.
What drug laws really do is keep the price high, this is important to the intelligence outfits that run most of it. After all, black projects aren't going to fund themselves. It also gives them the ability to knock out their competition.
In Colorado, 40% of the marijuana is still bought and sold, illegally. Why? Because it is cheaper. With it being "legal", the price has actually gone up.
In California, it is 27% cheaper to go through an illegal drug dealer.
When I see posts advocating the removal of all drug laws, I just have to wonder what, if anything at all is going through their heads. The propaganda about drug use being a victim-less crime is so ridiculous that it's amazing some are actually gullible enough to buy into it.
To me it's a matter of liberty. Who really wants the state dictating what you can and can't do to your own body?
If they were only affecting their own life, I could care less what they did. They could swallow a bottle of drain cleaner for all I care.
Unfortunately, that not the case.
Many drug users (not all, but many) like to live off of taxpayers. How many junkies do you see with a job and a future. Who pays for their food, their housing, and medical care? In most cases, the taxpayer. Who pays for their drugs? What are examples of how they afford their habit? Crime at every level, selling drugs to others, (including children) (Contrary to what some people would have you believe, crime has gone up in Colorado due to legalizing pot) Those who use a lot of drugs are not productive, or even self sufficient. They are a burden on society,
True. This is where it gets difficult (for me at least). I believe we need programs to help the poor and less fortunate. However, if legalizing marijuana were to lead to millions of unproductive people on the dole, which it might, then it would be a burden on society.
The alternatives I see:
1) Infringe on peoples' liberty by not allowing them to use drugs
2) Infringe on peoples' liberty by forcing them to pay for unproductive drug users
3) Infringe less on both. Let people ingest whatever they please, but make passing a periodic drug test a condition of receiving public assistance.
I don't like any of these options, but #3 would probably be my choice.
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In the US there is an obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic. Being overweight is one of the leading risks for developing type 2, and is thus largely preventable. 9 out of 10 cases could be avoided by eating healthy, exercising, not smoking, etc..
Diabetics are a huge burden on society. Besides having increased medical expenses, people with diabetes cost the economy billions in lost productivity, absenteeism, etc.
So.. should sugar be a controlled substance then? I bet if were there would be dealers selling sweetened drinks to our children.
While we advocate people making their own choices, the flaw is, that too many people make bad choices because they know the government (taxpayers) will take care of them.
Some drugs are harmful, pot ok. it is just like tobacco , other drugs can kill you better if they are monitored by drug standards as prescription drugs.
Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.
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