the social security checks from the international drug cartels,the judicial courts systems,the praetorian guard,the law enforcement agencies,the hood pimps,the politicians,the prison system,the gun merchants,the banks,the tons of termite like dark enterprises quietly sucking their profits from upkeep of the drug networks all over the world.It is possibly the most profitable business on the planet,it is C.O.D and is tax free!
going to win!!
you create a supply of Crimes. When you have a supply of Crimes, a Demand for Government where none would exist otherwise.
Look at Traffic Tickets for example. Fines make up a great part of a Department's budget. If the crimes where to disappear, so would the need for patrolmen/women, and the money.
Criminalizing Commodities has no other path than creating chaos. Criminalizing chaotic behavior leads to order.
It is Right infringing behaviors that must be, and naturally are, crimes. Making up crimes where no Rights or Privileges are offended can only lead to crime where no would exist otherwise.
When a commodity, that has been prohibited, becomes extremely valuable and the penalties for manufacturing or distribution are extremely harsh, the most violent and highest risk takers will take control of that market.
There are better ways to mitigate unwanted behaviors that are commonly associated with Alcohol and Drug use. Focusing on the Behavior is a no brainer.
of that moron Baldwin thinking he can debate the likes of Ron Paul on political issues. He played in 2 movies so now he's an expert on pot issues? Pathetic! He isn't even a very good actor. His only saving grace is being Alex's brother!
somehow I think Ron Paul would be less likely to use it.
Baldwin arguing in favor of criminalizing what is undoubtedly his own behavior, while the Good Doc is defending freedom for people who do what he personally "despises".
"... personally, I despise the use of drugs."
In an interview during the 07-08 campaign!
Of course he would be in agreement with many of his supporters, and many in America. Yet, he could without prevarication or contradiction at once shun the use of drugs while at the same time striking down the drug war!
Keep in mind, he was, and is, chiefly supported and respected, for his sound constitutional position with regard to the limitations of government, especially the duties of POTUS... for which he was running and therefore narrowly focused his arguments!
It is for the same reasons that many law enforcement officers are members of LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. it is not at all that they like drugs and their use, but that they see clearly the unconstitutionality, the failure, and the danger of the 'drug war'!
In the farming and business world we see the same principle at work, in that the farmer nurtures the means of production far more efficiently and conscientiously in freedom than under totalitarianism!
No government comprised as all governments are, of hopeless business failures and moral wrecks who cannot make it in the real work world for the most part, can hold a candle to the skill, commitment, necessity, and success of preserving high standards and consistent improvement, that is the hallmark of life, liberty, and private property, at work!
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