Thursday, June 4, 2009

The War on Drugs

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed how much money we spend on this "War on Drugs". The government completely ignores the fact that they could turn a huge expense into a revenue stream. I loved much of what Regan did during his time in office but one thing I am not a fan of however, is how he increased spending on this idea we can eliminate drug use in America. Drug use has only increased and spending on this war along with it. I know a lot of Conservatives don't like to hear that "Being more moderate" is the answer. But this is an issue that I think could only help their cause, otherwise the Dems are going to take the ball and run with it unless Ron Paul ever gets elected to higher Office.

Many who are against the idea claim that legalization would only increase usage and cause problems in our society. Considering we would be spending money on treatment instead of simply incarcerating those who indulge, more people might actually get the help they need rather than simply sitting in prison. People after all will do what they will do. Let's save money on this "War", direct law enforcement to more pressing matters and make some money in the process.

Alcohol was banned but came back after we realized how much tax revenue we lost.

Why not Marijuana?



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