Should America Invade?Submitted by BILL3 on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:50
Mexico and central America to destroy the gangs and cartels?
I don't mean literally should the present day US government, with its crazy drug laws, invade and destroy the cartels. They probably do their banking through top shadow banks and CIA connected intermediaries.
I mean more generally. Consider the following scenario:
If we had a good minarchist government, and heroin was illegal in most small towns and polities, and heroin cartels were empowered in Mexico and central America, causing a refugee flow to America and making the political and economic situation in Mexico untenable, would it be a justified to support attacking the cartels that kidnap Americans and terrorize Mexicans?
Mexico is basically our backyard. Is it reasonable that we put up with this kind of stuff?
I consider the present US govt is a joke, so I don't support anything it does, or any military action except if we were genuinely under threat.
But on a hypothetical minarchist constitutional state, I think a case could be made for public provision of aid to those units and regiments willing to voluntary go and clean up this cesspool.
I know that the cartels are empowered by marijuana laws, so its a very academic question. Suppose they were empowered by heroin instead. Would it be better to address the heroin use domestically, and stop the demand? Or would it be justified also to destroy the gangs?
I am not taking a side, just wondering your thoughts.