Do the people you work with believe that putting a person in jail for cocaine possession is a good thing, both morally and politically?
Not all people can use drugs and walk away from it. It takes over and their lives are destroyed.
Cocaine is a different story. That shite really hurts people. Crack Cocaine is still very widely used and it is just horrible what it does to users
and in terms of the drug/gang violence associated with it.
The problem is what do you do with some crack addict who is selling their body on the street?
The new rage is prescription drug abuse. This is a massive problem. Again, it is killing people and that is morally wrong no matter how you look at it. We are aggressively going after pill mills doctors and they are losing their licenses as they should. Florida is #1 in pill mill operations.
Do we legalize marijuana, Cocaine, Meth, Heroin?
quote:Throwing people in prison destroys their lives as well.
Legalizing other drugs that clearly destroy lives is a very different debate.
What do we do at the US Mexico border?
Do we just let them do it?
Do we continue to intervene?
quote:Not if you are against the state's initiation of violence upon non-violent individuals.
This is a very complex issue.
Crack is not "widely" used
Not if you are against the state's initiation of violence upon non-violent individuals.
quote:Better than being a cop, I guess.
You must live under a rock.
quote:That's a logical leap. I did not say violence would go away. Look, I am forced to pay, through taxation, for the use of violence against non-violent individuals. I don't like my money being used that way. I am not for violence but I'd be a little better off if I weren't forced to pay for its use.
Violence will not magically go away if you were to legalize drugs.
quote:I guess if you can't successfully debate someone, then calling them "morons" works almost as well.
I'm out of this thread because the morons have finally gotten up
The belief that legalization fixes everything is a fallacy.
The problem is what do you do with some crack addict who is selling their body on the street? They are far better off in jail than they are on the street being victimized in ways we can't begin to understand.