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daddydrerek616
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Resolved: The United States federal government should legalize all drugs

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/11/2018 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Pro

Resolution is in the title, Standard rules apply except con goes first and passes the last round for the sake of fairness.
daddydrerek616

Con

Hey! How are you doin'? I'm daddydrerek616, And I don't believe that the United States federal government should legalize all drugs. First off, Smoking is for retards. No one wants to have health problems, Right? Well, The disabled honkeys seem to do.

Now, Let's take a look at cigarettes. They cause lung cancer. No smart white person would want that, Unless they are disabled. Now, You might argue that they can't stop smoking, But my question is, Why did they start smoking them in the first place? I still don't get that. Why would you want lung cancer as a part of your life? Cigarettes should be banned because of this.

Second, Marijuana. Niggers love to smoke it and get high everyday. It's so god damn annoying. It's already illegal in the first place, So why make it legal now? Also, No, We shouldn't have medical marijuana, Because the black people are just going to abuse the system so they can get high like the niggers they are.

Third, Meth. Yeah, Screw that. Meth f#cks people up. 'Nuff said.

I could go ON AND ON AND ON about how bad drugs are. Basically, Drugs are bad, And only disabled honkeys, Niggers, And other races smoke. Us smart white people are clean, And don't like drugs.

I wish you luck.
Debate Round No. 1

Pro

Today I'll uphold 2 main contentions, And then refute what was said by my opponent in the next round.


Contention 1 is Crime


Criminals don’t have access to the legal system, And must make their own justice. For example, They can’t file lawsuits or involve the police. As a result, Hardened criminals punish others themselves, Typically through violent assault or homicide, Much like in Breaking Bad. In Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition, Tenured Harvard professor and fellow at the Cato Institute, Jeffrey Miron, Who has studied drug criminalization and its effects for 15 years concluded that legalizing illicit drugs would decrease the homicide rate from 25-75%, Saving thousands of lives.


Additionally, Illicit substances such as methamphetamine and cocaine are the primary composer of the black market and much of the criminal underworld (i. E. Drug cartels, Gangs, Etc. ). If such substances were to be legalized, It would essentially kill a great deal of organized crime in not only the US but abroad. If one wished to take a counterexample, Alcohol prohibition directly caused the rise of mobsters such as Al Capone, And upon its repeal, The market was eradicated


Oft human trafficking victims are become addicted via their kidnappers’ coercion, And become reliant on some sort of drug that can only be supplied by their gangster or pimp. Again, Legalization would kill their monopoly on illegal drugs, And they could try to buy said drugs at CVS or Walgreens.


Additionally, The War on Drugs has directly led to mass incarceration, Which has made millions sit behind bars oft never accomplishing anything to benefit overall society.


Contention 2 is Freedom


Is it the government's duty to punish what are arguably victimless crimes, Drug use/abuse harms no one but the user. It isn’t as if drug users were actively going out and about harming others, Rather they’re only harming themselves. If we were to apply this principle equally across the board, Criminalizing any action that is harmful, The government would have to ban everything from food to sky diving to sexual intercourse. Which right do you have to decide what is permissible to go inside someone else’s body? Certain things are harmful to one’s self, Of course, But why does this mean they have to be criminalized?


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Posted by Kry77966 3 years ago
Kry77966
I would argue that Mexico"s demise on legalizing drugs similar to buying and sailing with the titanic after hitting the iceberg. I have not been able to find statistics regarding Mexico.

Instead, Let"s look at Portugal and the abundance of professional research on the subject. There is the proof needed for drug legalization. Amazing statistics.

Better yet, Let"s look at the United States statically data on drug use and abuse, Crime reduction, Economic explosion, Black market minimizing by billions and billions.

Drugs aren"t legal not because the government is concerned with the well being of the people as much as it is concerned with the selfish monetary gains.
Posted by asta 3 years ago
asta
If you want to legalize all drugs, Then check out Mexico to see how that turned out for them.
Posted by felixmendelssohn 3 years ago
felixmendelssohn
the legalization of all drug would deter productivity by a great deal. Society's opposition to drug most likely has to do with survival of mankind.
Posted by daddydrerek616 3 years ago
daddydrerek616
Let's hope for a good debate!
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