Failed War on Drugs

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Elizabeth Conley, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Two things: (1) The war on drugs is failing, because it costs Americans tax dollars and liberty. (2)Prescription drugs seem to be killing more people than illegal drugs. I think the ATF and FDA are on the wrong track.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/04/b...gs-start-with-the-numbers.html?pagewanted=all

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_...-u.s-prescription-painkiller-deaths-cdc-says/

    I've never hear of a marijuana overdose, and pain patients seem to love the stuff. They can grow it in their own backyard and save a bundle.
     
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yet millions of Americans don't see the similarity between the "war on drugs" and the "war on terror." (God, I just had this discussion with a brother over the weekend. Don't ask. 'Fear, fear, fear, terrorism, terrorism, terrorism, evil Muslims, evil Muslims, evil Muslims' -- and this is someone who's avowedly rightwing, supposedly conservative, hates the government -- except when the government is using weapons -- on and on.)

    The war on drugs hasn't worked. It doesn't work. It won't work. Ditto the war on terrorism. But none of that matters. None of the evidence matters. Evidence doesn't convince true believers. So this country will just continue bleeding money to "fight" drugs and to "fight" terror, and a complacent populace will go along with it. 'Keep me safe! Keep me safe! ANYTHING to keep me safe!'

    Even when it demonstrably doesn't.
     

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