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Harboggles
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jjagger
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All drugs should be legalized.

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Started: 4/9/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Harboggles

Pro

I already did this debate, but I love doing it and hearing new perspectives...

Drugs should be legal, there is no moral or logical reason to make them illegal.

1.They can be taxed, more income that people would be happy to pay.
2.Many of them are harmless in the short term.
3.We've wasted more money on the war on drugs than we would have simply TREATING addicts and ignoring casual users.
4.Most of these drugs are only psychologically addictive (Weed, Shrooms, etc) and are no more dangerous than chocolate.
5.There is actually little conclusive evidence supporting many of the claims made by anti-drug persons. My own father claimed marijuana causes testicular cancer (when most research has actually shown is cures cancer, or prevents it)
6.By taking the illegality away we would destroy the underground drug markets, all of the drug related deaths around the world would CEASE to exist because drug cartels no longer have power since clean industrial production would be created.

I'm not saying let's give needles to every 12 year old. I'm saying educate them about the REAL risks. Educate them on the long term affects. Make it impartial.

When americans turn 18 they can...

vote.
join the army.
drive a car.
own a gun.
drink (at 21)
buy cigarettes (which are worse than most drugs most doctors would agree)
use a prostitute. (where legal)
buy explosives
buy fire works
and do all other kinds of things...

many of these things are MORE dangerous than most drugs and can kill you quicker!

yet we don't trust ourselves with some recreational drugs.

I invite anyone to disprove me. But when it comes down to it, what people do with their bodies is NO ONE's BUSINESS. I'm not defending meth heads, but I'm following along the principle of

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -Evelyn Beatrice Hall

Replace "say" with put drugs inside your body.
jjagger

Con

you are most certainly wrong you cant buy explosives when you are 18 and cigarettes are as dangerous. and the use of any illegal drug such as marijuana can in fact kill you and the death toll in Iraq is approaching what 10 20 30 million plus how would we get these drugs just another thing we have to import causing more problems for america. also 1 in every 2 kids that use inhalants die from a fright scare or a stopping of the heart due to the effects of these drugs. even if it was for medical use all doctors have proves that the antibiotics and pain killers they use match and in many cases they improve the pain relief capabilities. plus another huge thing the children of america have the US's worst test scores already and that will decrease evan further if we are allowing drugs to be legalized we in that fact be lowering our economical standards and be giving away billions to Ukraine and other countries and as an added bonus all of the medical research we have done would be through away and the life expectancy would plummet
Debate Round No. 1
Harboggles

Pro

Never in the history of the world has 1 person directly died from the influence of Marijuana.

In some states, such as arizona, you can buy explosives with a valid drivers license.

There is no correlation between drugs and grades. That is a stereo type introduced by the anti-drug campaign.

Thanks for wasting my time on what could have been a good debate.
jjagger

Con

jjagger forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Harboggles

Pro

Harboggles forfeited this round.
jjagger

Con

jjagger forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Aietius 8 years ago
Aietius
Harboggles, respond to our debate =D
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