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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

War on Drugs - Ecuador Takes the lead. Shouldn't the US be following?

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-world-latinam...

Ecuador tries to throw off the yoke of disastrous US drug control policy. Why can't America do the same?

Update:

To those who say "Drugs Bad - Government regulation Good" I'd say this. Prohibition of any substance people use to chemically alter their state of consciousness has been pretty much proven NOT to work. Why do you think this clusterf*ck of the drug war will?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Drugs are bad M'Kay. That being said the money used to incarcerate most nonviolent drug offenders could be better spent on education, and rehabilitation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Drug War is a colossul waste of time and money. If drugs were legal, and restrcited by the government like other narcotics (ie: pharmaceuticals), then we wouldn't have to waste billions and billions of dollars a year, and wouldn't have to incarcerate millions of people for non-violent crimes.

    Then again, if we did that, then the government couldn't imprison half the young black male population. Without that quick get rich money of drugs, they might actually work towards larger dergreesof education and investing in their community.

    Good thing the CIA got all that crack into South Central LA so that wouldn't happen.

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  • ``..``
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    1 decade ago

    The US government doesn't seem to have a clue that it lost the war on drugs decades ago. The proof is with all the newer, and more dangerous, drugs in today's society. All that money spent on nothing...when there are starving, homeless people in this country........

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nope.. The underground economy has a somewhat neutral effect on national security. Nobody would fly a plane into a buildling over a few kilos.

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