At 11/28/03 11:44 PM, DeAdKoRnFrEaK wrote:
I am sick of this shit. America is a country full of ignorant, right-winged, sons-of-bitches.
Why are we fighting a "war" we cannot win? The war on drugs? What the hell? Who is the idiot that came up with that one (**cough**Ronald Regan**cough**)?
Now as far as taxes go, it costs more for us, as Americans, to keep someone inprisoned than to get them help. Bitch all you want. It won't change anything if we jail everyone that has used Marijuana. Hell, we'd run out of room. Why do we focus on locking up people instead of helping them, when the fact of the matter is that it costs less to get them help?
Because some people cannot be helped, especially if they are using drugs beyond Marijuana.
Now onto health standards. It would be so much safer for those who do do Marijuana. We would actually have some standards. Much like we've got food inspectors, we could inspect the drugs being sold.
Where do you intend to secure the money for this massive government branch dedicated to inspecting the mass amounts of marijuana that would be imported, harvested, and sold daily? This all hinging on the fact that any Congress in the future of the United States loses touch with humanity enough to legalize it in the first place.
You would actually know what you're getting. On the streets, it could be laced with anything, increasing the risks of addiction, illnesses, and death.
And tampering drops to 0% when it's legalzied? That seems a bit utopian.
Economically, you can't go wrong with legalizing Marijuana.
Except for embargoes from nations that have it still as an illegal product, increased abandonment of American markets, and the American trade economy going down the tubes.
Tax it. Tax it hard. People will think twice before they buy some Marijuana.
Just like an addict thinks twice before selling his house for a rock of something a bit more exciting?
Take into consideration that over 60% of Americans have tried Marijuana (including Prestidents Bush and Clinton) at some point in their lives. Do the math.
Hm...so because two influential people did it, that makes it right? We forget how many people had slaves, how many political leaders.
We would be able to pay off the national debt (which now is in the trillions) 5 times. 5 fucking times!
I don't see your math here, especially with the yearly appropriations to the new marijuana division that would regulate all of this. If anything, adding a new branch to an already clustered government regulatory system would drain the budget even quicker.
Not only is it fueling our unjust and corrupt government, but that means more tax cuts for you, the average American. More money for bombs, and more money for you.
Your economics scares me.
Morally, yes, Marijuana use is wrong. But is the consumption of alcohal or tobacco not also morally wrong? If we are going to keep Marijuana illegal, why don't we make alcohal and tobacco illegal (*cough**profit**cough*)?
*cough*partofAmericanhistory*cough* It doesn't make either of those just, and I harbor no love for either, but they have been a part of the United States far, far longer.
Truth is, Marijuana has less long term effects than alcohal and tobacco.
Long term tests have not been affirmed yet.
Marijuana is much less likely for you to delvelop a dependecy off of than both of these drugs.
Also not proven.
Please, if you are sane, this must make sense to you. This is ridiculous.
Using the right-wing tactic of trying to dehumanize the opponent and make his mental capacity seem lower because they don't agree? My, America is full of right-wingers.