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War on Drugs Boondoggle

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So how much money do we spend a year on the war on drugs?



 



between law enforcement,



the judicial system clogged with drug related offenses,



and the cost to incarcerate people for repeat possession offenses?



 



As we go broke as a nation,



will just ending this farce be a way to save a lot of dough?



 



 


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Ending "welfare" as we know it, will save even more money.

 

chopping down the "defense" budget will save money too,

rather than derail my thread discussing OTHER ways of saving money,

I'd prefer we stay on the topic of the thread.

 

Now let's see;

 

ending welfare will force many back to being productive.

 

productive people use less drugs.

 

ending welfare wins the war on drugs.

 

a win/win in my book

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Ending "welfare" as we know it, will save even more money.

 

chopping down the "defense" budget will save money too,

rather than derail my thread discussing OTHER ways of saving money,

I'd prefer we stay on the topic of the thread.

 

fat chance

 

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There is plenty of fat on this heffer to go around. Chop everywhere. As to the OP, I'm on record as saying the war on drugs is a waste of blood and treasure. You can't legislate Vice behavior away.

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There is plenty of fat on this heffer to go around. Chop everywhere. As to the OP, I'm on record as saying the war on drugs is a waste of blood and treasure. You can't legislate Vice behavior away.

 

I agree

 

 

but let's not get in magish's way of letting team republican show their colors when it comes to looking at their big government programs

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by NS Mike D View Post

 

I agree

 

but let's not get in magish's way of letting team republican show their colors when it comes to looking at their big government programs

 

I'm not sure I expect team republican to oppose this completely.

 

I assume Libertarians in the bunch would be all for ending the laws which limit personal choice and liberty.

 

 

 

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You can't legislate Vice behavior away.

 

So true, clearly the lessons were not learned after the Prohibition fiasco.

 

(Still waiting for the post about Bush being the cause of it, seems to be a common theme in just about every post for the doofus duo.)

 

 

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I'm not sure I expect team republican to oppose this completely.

I assume Libertarians in the bunch would be all for ending the laws which limit personal choice and liberty.

 

 

If I had to be labeled, I would say I'm a small/limited central government fiscal conservative with libertarian social policy leanings.

 

The bottom line is, like the war on poverty, the war on drugs has failed. trillions of dollars wasted.

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If I had to be labeled, I would say I'm a small/limited central government fiscal conservative with libertarian social policy leanings.

The bottom line is, like the war on poverty, the war on drugs has failed. trillions of dollars wasted.

 

Screw the labels NMCJ you have what a lot of what successive administrations lack, that rarest of all commodities - commonsense.

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Screw the labels NMCJ you have what a lot of what successive administrations lack, that rarest of all commodities - commonsense.

 

that's why i work in the private sector Z.

 

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So true, clearly the lessons were not learned after the Prohibition fiasco.

(Still waiting for the post about Bush being the cause of it, seems to be a common theme in just about every post for the doofus duo.)

 

when the right wing starts denouncing the war on drugs as a bad thing and rewriting their role in it, then we'll go that route.

 

 

 

so far they still own it and not ready to change the playbook of change the subject.

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