Your War on Drugs at work

Hit Men Kill Mexican Hero's Family:
More than a dozen hit men carrying AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles burst into a house in eastern Mexico around midnight Monday, gunning down several relatives of 3rd Petty Officer Melquisedet Angulo, the 30-year-old who was hailed as a national hero last week after being killed in a battle that left drug lord Arturo Beltrán Leyva dead. Mr. Angulo's mother, aunt, a sister and a brother were killed in the attack Tuesday.

Another sister was badly wounded and remained in critical condition, according to Rafael González, the attorney general of Tabasco, the Gulf Coast state where the shootings took place.

Every time you vote for a politician who supports Prohibition, you're contributing to the senseless violence.

No Prohibition, no excess profits. No excess profits, no drug wars.


ubu roi said...

I'm fine with ending prohibition on drugs, but I do not believe for a second that the people who think nothing of mass slaughter will somehow find something useful to do. They will simply find another way to terrorize the populace through extortion and violence, and will have to be hunted down and killed regardless of whether the US throws in the towel on the drug war.

That said, I also do not want to pay for all the American losers to be functional junkies on my dime: wrecking cars, endless "treatment" programs, stealing and robbing to buy drugs at the gov't store. etc. I suspect we will wind up with a lot of people in prison because their habit will still compel them to be highly destructive.

Anonymous said...

"their habit will compel them to be highly destructive"??

WTF are you talking about? we have a precedent for this: when prohibition ended, alcohol became legal and - just like magic - the bootlegger gangs had to move into other, smaller lines of work. principally, drugs and whores and gambling. the lesson being, when a thing is *legal*, there's lots of legal competition, and prices and profit margins go down. so let's use our heads, and stop making demand commodities illegal.

as for all "the american losers" being "functional junkies on your dime", you're already paying for them: high crime **on top of** the treatment costs you're going to have whether they're legal or not. make dope legal, and you don't have to feed/clothe/guard the hundreds of thousands in prison for drug offenses, at tens of thousands of dollars per man per year. make it legal, and the stuff becomes cheap, so users don't have to resort to crime to buy the stuff.

booze costs $6 a bottle. when was the last time you heard of a rummy going to prison for robbing & stealing to support his habit? "never", right?

dope has been illegal for almost a hundred frickin' YEARS now, and it's still readily & easily available to anyone who wants it, despite ever-more draconian laws against it. why are we still fighting a battle against human nature, a battle we're guaranteed to lose?

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