Drugs Should be Legalized
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Even though people should be able to make their own decisions, drugs have a too big downside. Drugs take away your sense of thought, mental drive, and many health issues. Last year, 47,055 people died from drug overdoses (CNN.com) and the issue is affecting people all over the nation.
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If people want to endanger their own lives, they have every right to do so.
"Drugs are traded by violent criminals today because the drug trade is illegal, not because it inherently attracts criminals."
To expand on the above point, when a product becomes illegal, all trading is done underground; mobs gain monopolies on products and use brute force to achieve their means. If drugs were legal, the drug market would be far less harmful to both its consumers and civilians.
The war on drugs creates far more violence (http://www.forbes.com...) than drug legalization would.
The best way to combat drug use is cultural pushback, not legal action against people making their own independent decisions.
If local law enforcement can work with people in the insides of the drug business, locating and capturing dealers would be much easier.
Also, the solution would be much less dangerous for the officers and people nearby and also bystanders at the scene of the arrest.
In a cultural pullback, too many problems can erupt, throwing the nation into chaos and panic.
The toll that the drug war takes on innocent, everyday people is insane.
Just like Prohibition, the drug war has been unsuccessful and disastrous. It has created mobs, gangs, and street warfare. It has destroyed our inner cities. It has hurt taxpayers immensely.
The Constitution exists for a reason. Whenever individual freedoms are violated, there are always major consequences.
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