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Spitfury
Con (against)
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TheMarketLibertarian
Pro (for)

Drug legalization

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Started: 4/9/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Spitfury

Con

The government may not "have the right" to tell you what you can and cannot put in your body, but this time, you should probably listen to the government. Ever wonder why certain types of drugs are illegal? Hmm... Maybe because most of them ruin your life and kill people. Herron for example killed over 50,000 people in the year of 2014, and it is rising rapidly. There are so many terrible drugs that will kill you, and/or ruin yours and your loved ones lives, just think of if the person you cared about most overdosed on something as "simple" as Heroin, or cocain, etc...
TheMarketLibertarian

Pro

Drugs are bad and kill people, therefore ban all the drugs? Sure, 50,000peole died due to herroin overdoses, but 280,000 people die of fast food overdoses in the US annually as well. {1} Fast food as well can ruin your life, and kills more people than drugs- are we going to ban fast food because it's bad for you?

I don't accept this idea that we can force people to be better people- and so far the war on drugs has turned out just like Prohibition- more drugs, more violence, and more organized crime. Back then it was Al Capone, now it's El Chapo.

{1}. http://wvdhhr.org...

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