Comments on: Mexico Legalizes Drugs http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008 Sat, 06 May 2006 17:17:02 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.5.1.2 by: Megan http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-3305 Thu, 04 May 2006 20:42:10 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-3305 Thank you, Educated American, for a response that lives up to your name. Apparently individual liberties (however morally repugnant they might be to some) mean nothing anymore to a lot of people. Prohibition didn't work for alcohol, so what makes us think it will work for drugs? It's ridiculous that our society has such a condescending attitude toward people that have done drugs- I can think of a lot of worse things a person could do. There are convicted sex offenders and people who are found guilty of manslaughter in this country that get shorter prison terms than people caught with drugs. Adults should be able to make decisions as to what goes into their bodies, and this goes for anything, not just pot. Thank you, Educated American, for a response that lives up to your name. Apparently individual liberties (however morally repugnant they might be to some) mean nothing anymore to a lot of people. Prohibition didn’t work for alcohol, so what makes us think it will work for drugs? It’s ridiculous that our society has such a condescending attitude toward people that have done drugs- I can think of a lot of worse things a person could do. There are convicted sex offenders and people who are found guilty of manslaughter in this country that get shorter prison terms than people caught with drugs. Adults should be able to make decisions as to what goes into their bodies, and this goes for anything, not just pot.

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by: Sherri http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-3176 Wed, 03 May 2006 09:36:35 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-3176 I agree with the Educated American. Prohibition didn't work. Making drugs illegal doesn't work, either. People have been using these substances for centuries, and they haven't stopped yet! Marijuana isn't the problem that it's been made out to be, so I think it should be legalized. Anyone who's ever tried it knows that. It's meth that's the real problem! It's a scourge on any society it touches, and law enforcement can't keep up because they're too busy making pot busts so the Feds can justify their budgets for the failed "War On Drugs". I agree with the Educated American. Prohibition didn’t work. Making drugs illegal doesn’t work, either. People have been using these substances for centuries, and they haven’t stopped yet! Marijuana isn’t the problem that it’s been made out to be, so I think it should be legalized. Anyone who’s ever tried it knows that. It’s meth that’s the real problem! It’s a scourge on any society it touches, and law enforcement can’t keep up because they’re too busy making pot busts so the Feds can justify their budgets for the failed “War On Drugs”.

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by: Eddie B. http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-3111 Tue, 02 May 2006 16:49:10 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-3111 I sure don't want to be on the road when any of the people who have just gotten their legal fixes are driving in any direction. Of course I am sure that the Mexican Government has no intention of becoming ENABLERS to American people who have, or are prone to substance abuse and addiction problems. Heroin and cocaine habits don't take long to develop and pretty soon they will have a real steady flow of addicts that can be used as mules and transporters to payoff their habits. The cartels couldn't ask for a better way to sell Mexico's major export in a global economy. Hard drugs in legalized "snack packs". Price comes down though with larger quantity purchases... This is getting worse every day. I sure don’t want to be on the road when any of the people who have just gotten their legal fixes are driving in any direction.

Of course I am sure that the Mexican Government has no intention of becoming ENABLERS to American people who have, or are prone to substance abuse and addiction problems. Heroin and cocaine habits don’t take long to develop and pretty soon they will have a real steady flow of addicts that can be used as mules and transporters to payoff their habits.

The cartels couldn’t ask for a better way to sell Mexico’s major export in a global economy. Hard drugs in legalized “snack packs”. Price comes down though with larger quantity purchases…

This is getting worse every day.

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by: David Ortiz http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2997 Mon, 01 May 2006 16:05:04 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2997 Mexico will have a better chance of stoping major drug dealers. It makes no sense to go after people who are addicted to Cocaine or Marijuana. It makes more sense to go after the peole who sell it to them. Mexico will have a better chance of stoping major drug dealers. It makes no sense to go after people who are addicted to Cocaine or Marijuana. It makes more sense to go after the peole who sell it to them.

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by: The Watchdog http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2978 Mon, 01 May 2006 03:37:03 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2978 I agree with the Educated American. Legalizing drugs will not encourage people to use them. Addiction needs to be treated not criminalized. I agree with the Educated American.

Legalizing drugs will not encourage people to use them. Addiction needs to be treated not criminalized.

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by: Educated American http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2969 Sun, 30 Apr 2006 23:09:56 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2969 I dissent on the issue of the so-called "War on Drugs". I just can't believe that most Americans who are so correct on other issues, are so blind when it comes to the issue of drug prohibition. Prohibition causes violent criminal syndicates to thrive, corruption in domestic government, the jailing of citizens for victimless crimes, the corruption of foreign governments, and the loss of Constitutional liberty in a hopeless effort to "win" the war on drugs. All the above-mentioned problems occured during ALCOHOL PROHIBITION. Yet, Americans keep marching on decade after decade with the same "get tough" policies thinking something will change. Add to that Gary Webb's (and others) research on U.S. government & Wall Street complicity and profit from global drug money and one realizes that the whole thing is one huge scam. How about Mena airport in Arkansas? The cocaine flights that came in there have been linked to both the Clintons and the Bushes - with the appropriate trail of dead bodies behind it. The only currently illegal drug I might be for an outright ban on is meth. The mere process of manufacture of that particular drug poses grave hazards to everyone - thus it is no longer a victimless crime . . . It is basically like toxic waste! It's explosive, too! To ban substances like marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms is patently absurd. The War on Plants and Fungi! The War on Nature in its Natural State of Being! Just think on that for a moment . . . don't you think making Nature illegal is a little bit, oh, I don't know . . . UNNATURAL!? The War on Drugs is nearly a century old. WE started it because the medical establishment caved in to pressure from holier-than-thou puritanical progressives. These religious-based progressives thought they could "purify" the evils of intoxicating liqours and drugs from American society by making them illegal. And now we have violent drug cartels on our southern border threatening the safety of local American police officers, and causing a general menace around the border region. Do we see similar things with pharma drugs or alcohol? Of course not. Why? Because they are legalized and regulated. The legalization of small amounts of drugs by the Mexican government probably just means they don't have the infrastructure to jail anymore people. But yes, it probably will become a haven for American tourists. Ironic - Americans have to leave their own nation to exercise the most basic of rights . . . I dissent on the issue of the so-called “War on Drugs”. I just can’t believe that most Americans who are so correct on other issues, are so blind when it comes to the issue of drug prohibition. Prohibition causes violent criminal syndicates to thrive, corruption in domestic government, the jailing of citizens for victimless crimes, the corruption of foreign governments, and the loss of Constitutional liberty in a hopeless effort to “win” the war on drugs. All the above-mentioned problems occured during ALCOHOL PROHIBITION. Yet, Americans keep marching on decade after decade with the same “get tough” policies thinking something will change. Add to that Gary Webb’s (and others) research on U.S. government & Wall Street complicity and profit from global drug money and one realizes that the whole thing is one huge scam. How about Mena airport in Arkansas? The cocaine flights that came in there have been linked to both the Clintons and the Bushes - with the appropriate trail of dead bodies behind it.

The only currently illegal drug I might be for an outright ban on is meth. The mere process of manufacture of that particular drug poses grave hazards to everyone - thus it is no longer a victimless crime . . . It is basically like toxic waste! It’s explosive, too!

To ban substances like marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms is patently absurd. The War on Plants and Fungi! The War on Nature in its Natural State of Being! Just think on that for a moment . . . don’t you think making Nature illegal is a little bit, oh, I don’t know . . . UNNATURAL!?

The War on Drugs is nearly a century old. WE started it because the medical establishment caved in to pressure from holier-than-thou puritanical progressives. These religious-based progressives thought they could “purify” the evils of intoxicating liqours and drugs from American society by making them illegal.

And now we have violent drug cartels on our southern border threatening the safety of local American police officers, and causing a general menace around the border region. Do we see similar things with pharma drugs or alcohol? Of course not. Why? Because they are legalized and regulated.

The legalization of small amounts of drugs by the Mexican government probably just means they don’t have the infrastructure to jail anymore people. But yes, it probably will become a haven for American tourists. Ironic - Americans have to leave their own nation to exercise the most basic of rights . . .

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by: IllegalsGoHome http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2949 Sun, 30 Apr 2006 07:58:39 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2949 This is really quite amazing... A government's MOST IMPORTANT DUTY to its citizens is to protect them, and here we have one condoning the use of drugs which are known to kill. This is really quite amazing… A government’s MOST IMPORTANT DUTY to its citizens is to protect them, and here we have one condoning the use of drugs which are known to kill.

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by: BorderRaven http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2938 Sun, 30 Apr 2006 02:14:16 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2938 WE can export our drug addicts to Mexico. I envision a defacto colony of drug addicts, taking possession of the land (Aztlan?) just south of the border. Drug addicts can move into border towns, plaqued with violence, as the drug cartels battle for the prime routes, and compete for new customers. I can see the drug addicts as being a "protected class", seeing as they are bringing their money into Mexico. Can we get the travel and hospitality industry to cater to the drug addicts, and arrange "Drug Tours"? How about bars, lounges, clubs, etc, featuring environments, or atmospheres, created with lighting effects and music, that will enhance the effects of the drugs of choice? The border towns will get quite busy on the weekends, so you better go there during the week. More USD$ lost in Mexico. :/ BR WE can export our drug addicts to Mexico. I envision a defacto colony of drug addicts, taking possession of the land (Aztlan?) just south of the border. Drug addicts can move into border towns, plaqued with violence, as the drug cartels battle for the prime routes, and compete for new customers. I can see the drug addicts as being a “protected class”, seeing as they are bringing their money into Mexico. Can we get the travel and hospitality industry to cater to the drug addicts, and arrange “Drug Tours”?
How about bars, lounges, clubs, etc, featuring environments, or atmospheres, created with lighting effects and music, that will enhance the effects of the drugs of choice?

The border towns will get quite busy on the weekends, so you better go there during the week.

More USD$ lost in Mexico.

:/

BR

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by: Quantum foam http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2933 Sun, 30 Apr 2006 00:55:04 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2933 So now we'll have illegals crossing into the US who--in their own minds at least- are legally carrying illegal drugs. I can just imagine the backlog of court cases if we try to enforce US drug laws. The bleeding hearts are already priming themselves to cry us a river. Can someone tell me where the US is going AND why is it this basket? So now we’ll have illegals crossing into the US who–in their own minds at least- are legally carrying illegal drugs.

I can just imagine the backlog of court cases if we try to enforce US drug laws.

The bleeding hearts are already priming themselves to cry us a river.

Can someone tell me where the US is going AND why is it this basket?

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by: The Watchdog http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2928 Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:59:11 +0000 http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=1008#comment-2928 No one has said that Jes. No one has said that Jes.

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