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[–] HereIAm 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

And here I am thinking there would be less liberal potheads at voat.

On topic: I don't care about people destroying there lives for drugs. I do care about having crack heads destroying mine. Locking them up is not as bad as liberals making it out to be.

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[–] E-werd [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I do care about having crack heads destroying mine.

Care to expand on that? Nobody is arguing that people should be able to do anything they want and be on drugs. Conceivably it would be the same as alcohol. It's illegal to do pretty much anything involving other people while drunk, but it's not illegal to posess or consume it. That's what we're advocating. Let them have the ability to destroy themselves like the rest of us do with "legal" drugs.

I'm conservative, which means I don't want tax money wasted on endless wars and unattainable goals. I don't want to keep paying prisons for locking up non-violent criminals. I don't want to waste money paying for the staff to keep these people going through the court system when they're otherwise harmless. If you remove the impetus of the black market, you remove the majority of the crime associated with it.

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[–] rotten777 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

So people who are against prohibition are liberal potheads? Interesting.

I'm stone cold sober and I'm not for prohibition. I'd rather not treat people like criminals when they don't harm someone else. The hard drugs users are generally people with mental health issues and should be treated with love and care like they're a patient. Not put in jail and labelled a criminal for them to deal with for the rest of their life.

I don't like having my money confiscated to pay to put people in cages like animals because "we" don't think they should be allowed to ingest a specific plant. I'd rather see the people selling FDA approved poison with government permission.

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[–] pilgrimboy14 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Libertarians too.

But if a crackhead did something illegal, they would still be put in prison. Just the crack itself wouldn't be illegal.

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[–] E-werd [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

How do you folks feel about this?

I agree with it myself. The War on Drugs has done more to damage the families and lives of the poor than being poor has ever done. It doesn't just affect the poor, but they're the primary affectee of the initiative. The family is Christ's stronghold and it's important that we give it every chance to survive and thrive. Drug use isn't good and the Bible backs that up; your body is the dwelling of the Holy Spirit, after all. It's up to Him to fix us, not the law. They claim protection, but the War on Drugs single-handed causes more crime which in turn grows insecurity. It doesn't make sense and I believe it needs to end.

I am hopeful that this could gain some momentum, but I have my doubts.

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[–] Quantum 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Prohibition is a joke. It is far easier for underage kids to purchase illegal drugs than it is for them to get their hands on alcohol. "War is a racket" the war on drugs is no exception.
edit:a word

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[–] pilgrimboy14 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think the war on drugs is one of the biggest immoral things our government does. It breaks apart families. It gives money to the black market. Instead of doing what it intends to accomplish, we just have a perpetual black market.

I propose that we move to a system where we actually allow drugs to ruin people's lives rather than ruining their lives if we catch them with drugs. We give help to people who want to recover with the money that is received from taxing the drug sales. We also educate the population about the dangers of drugs.

We will then see a savings in the prison system. Also, the court system might see some savings too.

However, the industries that see savings or lost revenue will fight any change with all their might.