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mhop0923
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Waxwing
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Drug Prohibition has been a failure

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Waxwing
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/20/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mhop0923

Pro

Im arguing That putting illegal drugs into regulated stores would be safer than having them sold and used on the streets.
Waxwing

Con

I'll accept as a devil's advocate, because I'd like some practice in doing so and it sounds entertaining.

So, for the record, could you state whether we are debating if the war on drugs has been 'a failure' in that it has not achieved its stated goals, or its 'true' goals for that matter, or that its a failure in the sense that we would be safer or otherwise better-off without these laws? We just need a concise statement. And of course you can open up the debate from there.
Debate Round No. 1
mhop0923

Pro

mhop0923 forfeited this round.
Waxwing

Con

Well it appears I only have to barely show up for this one, unfortunately.

Here it goes: Your brain is like an egg. Crack it open and pour out the contents, and you have a nicely formed yolk nestled in a bountiful mattress of soft, white albumin. Now drugs, my friends, are like a piping-hot frying pan boiling over with butter. Shall we analyze what happens when you apply your brain/egg to the frying pan/drugs?

Well. Off drugs, your brain is a salmonella-ridden, raw and unappealing remnant of a hen's unfertilized ovum. On them however, it's been grotesquely transformed into an extraordinarily nutritious and tasty breakfast item, a staple of any well-balanced breakfast. So as you can see, through the infallibility of my metaphor, there should be no other reasonable conclusion drawn other than that drugs should remain illegal.

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Debate Round No. 2
mhop0923

Pro

mhop0923 forfeited this round.
Waxwing

Con

Track off the Front Line Assembly album. Check it out... while not on drugs!
Debate Round No. 3
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