• The war on drugs in a full century of failed policy

    The phrase war on drugs may have first been coined by President Nixon in the 1970's, but the drug war in America has been going on far longer than that. It mostly started because of racist notions of opium for Chinese and cocaine for blacks turning them into some kind of demons. People have always found a way to consume what they want. There's no sense in locking people up just because of the sickness of addiction.

  • So far yes but we must never give in

    Drugs are an evil in society and causes many deaths, and misfortune. There are many people with a cavalier approach to drugs and it's damaging in a sense that they don't know how bad drugs are to society or to them. Many of those drugs cause road accidents, overdose death, HIV, prostitution, violence, and more crime from people needing to fuel their addiction. It alters people's mood and mind state. If the government makes it legal these problems will only escalate and get far worse.

    However, them being currently illegal also creates a blackmarket again because of people's cavalier approach to drugs being fine. That money goes to criminal gangs and terrorists. If people just grew their own or bought them only from legit shops then it will cut supply and demand for terror groups like Al-Qaeda and criminal mafia gangs.

    So it's a double edged sword. I personally think we need more education. We need to stop the media glamorizing drug use (which again won't happen) and have a more global effort to tackle drug smuggling. Drugs are too dangerous to accept them into our lifestyle and we must not give up. The war will rage on.

  • Considering all the

    Potheads, crack addicts, drunks, and other junkies walking around, I'd say yes. The government's investing millions of dollars fighting it, while everybody who wants to smoke dope smokes dope anyways. It's really not that hard to get drugs, you just ask around and eventually you'll get what you're looking for. Think of all the people who have died in the war drugs, it's appalling. So, yes, the war on drugs has and will always be a failure.

  • Of course Not! 13 American Gangs Keeping The FBI Up At Night Read more: http://www.Businessinsider.Com/13-american-gangs-keeping-the-fbi-up-at-night-2012-8?Op=1#ixzz2nl5FpPtK

    This is a silly question.

    There are 33,000 gangs across the country, with over 1.1 million members, all of these gangs are heavily into selling drugs and violence.

    Most of these gangs are Mexican or Black, and they are responsible for the majority of violent crimes in the USA.

    "FBI: Burgeoning gangs behind up to 80% of U.S. Crime"

    Criminal gangs in the USA have swelled to an estimated 1 million members responsible for up to 80% of crimes in communities across the nation, according to a gang threat assessment compiled by federal officials.

    The major findings in a report by the Justice Department's National Gang Intelligence Center, which has not been publicly released, conclude gangs are the "primary retail-level distributors of most illicit drugs" and several are "capable" of competing with major U.S.-based Mexican drug-trafficking organizations.

    If we did not have the War on Drugs, more violent crimes would be committed.

    And, legalizing drugs will not stop this. That is a lie being spread by pot heads. There is more crime around pot shops in the Netherlands and more kids now use the drug, this is true in Portugal too.

    All, drug dealers caught selling to children need to be executed. All drug dealers need life sentences.

    All gang members need to be put in jail yesterday, many are illegal Mexican immigrants that should not be in America anyway.

    So, of course the War on Drugs has not failed. Without the police and FBI cracking down on drugs and gangs, America would be destroyed and the gang punk would rule the streets.

    And, the majority of people in jail for drugs are not in for simple possession. That is another lie being spread by pot heads and NORML.

    You pot smoking punks need to grow up.

    If you can enjoy life without being stoned or drunk, you need serious psychological help.

    Here is a great video all you pot heads should watch:

    Video: Is marijuana harmless?
    Posted At 1:46 PM On November 28, 2012 BY Ed Morrissey

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GWL-CPA says2013-12-19T19:32:12.023
How can you prove that the America’s drug war has cost the US more than it has solved? You can’t!

How are you going to prove that more innocent lives have been taken than if there was no War on Drugs in the USA or Mexico? You can’t!

There are over 33,000 gangs with over 1 million members in the USA alone, and the number one activity of all these gangs is selling drugs, which involves lots of violence.

Do you honestly thing that Mexican gangs in Mexico and the USA will say

"Damn, Drugs are legal in the USA, we will have to find a new line of work at the local factory, Wal-Mart, Taco Bell, or McDonalds; or maybe we all can become a ministers?" If you do, you are delusional.

Many folks keep saying that too many innocent lives are being lost. Are you talking about in Mexico or the USA?

Over 60,000 innocent citizens have been killed by drug cartels (e.G., Beltran Leyva, Gulf Cartel, Juarez, La Familia Michoacana, etc.) in Mexico as of December 2006.

Where are the worst-hit areas?

Violence was first concentrated in the northern border regions, especially Chihuahua, as well as Pacific states like Sinaloa, Michoacan and Guerrero. Ciudad Juarez, just across from El Paso in Texas, was the most violent city. In 2010, some 3,100 people were killed in Juarez, which has a population of about one million.

Mexico is a third-world toilet with a very corrupt government. The police and judges in Mexico are corrupt and in most cases working with the Drug Cartels for kickbacks and bribes. This corruption is the number one reason that the War on Drugs in not working in Mexico; but, it is working in the USA.

Yes, some innocent Americans have been killed in drug raids, but less than 100 nationwide, annually, if that. You will find isolated articles on the internet about how innocent Americans are killed in SWAT team drug raids, etc., but very few. These few isolated cases in America are hyped by the Legalize Drugs folks to make you think that it is epidemic, as if thousands of innocent Americans are killed annually in drug raids. That is a big fat lie.

Police and law enforcement misconduct in the USA is rare, and that includes the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Fewer than 6,000 reports are filed annually, and only 382 were related to deaths. And police officer convictions were around 33%, which means that 67% of the times, the police and law enforcement were not guilty of any crimes. To put that into perspective, there are over 1.1 million persons on a full-time basis in state and local law enforcement that make arrests. So, that is 0.00545 as a decimal (6,000/1,100,000) or around one-half of one percent. And, those charges involving a dead are much lower – (382/1,100,000) is 0.00035 or 0.035% or 35 one-hundredths of 1%.

As a side note, drunk drivers killed 10,136 innocent people in 2010. It is unknown how many deaths were caused by punks on drugs; but it is thousands more, and that includes punks stoned on pot.

“Stoned Driving Nearly Doubles the Risk of a Fatal Crash”

People who drive within three hours of smoking marijuana are at nearly twice the risk of being in an accident that leads to serious injury or death, compared with sober drivers, according to a new review of the research.

About 4% of the American adult population — nearly 11 million people — report having driven under the influence of a drug other than alcohol, overwhelmingly marijuana.

Read more: Stoned Driving Nearly Doubles the Risk of a Fatal Crash | TIME.Com

Have you have been duped by the "pro legalize drug" groups, e.G., NORML, DPA that spread their lies and propaganda that legalizing drugs is good for America?

Fight them, they are liars.

You folks owe it to yourself to know the facts about legalizing marijuana. Here is a great and funny video that you should watch.

Video: Is marijuana harmless?
Posted At 1:46 PM On November 28, 2012 By Ed Morrissey