sorry, i replied before i read this. kendall and i
politically close. ouch, to think it.
again, i am at least at least an amature student of
and dollar for dollar, studies show that treatment is
a more cost effective why of reducing drug use. let me
say i do not advocate anyone using drugs, but we r
losing our "war" on drugs.
--- Kendall David Corbett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> So should we go back to Prohibition? I'm sure
> you're not advocating
> that. I found this article on Prohibition, its
> repeal, and the repeal
> of the Volstead Act. The arguments for the repeal
> of Prohibition and
> Volstead were very similar to the ones I made for
> currently illegal
> This is another, more scholarly, article on the
> reasons for the repeal
> of prohibition, drawing parallels to the present
> "War on Drugs."
> It's from the Cato Institute, so I'm straying quite
> a bit from my
> "liberal" moorings, and getting closer to my "damned
> redneck" roots.
> Ken Barber and I might be politically closer than I
> Kendall Corbett
> An unreasonable man (but my wife says that's
> The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the
> unreasonable one
> persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
> Therefore, all
> progress depends on the unreasonable man.
> -George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950
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> I strongly disagree with this logic. It sounds very
> logical and
> except for one fact. Alcohol, a legal drug, causes
> more deaths,
> illnesses, crime
> and cost corpoarate America more money than all
> illegal drugs put
> What if we added marijuana, heroin and cocaine to
> the legal drugs????
> Actually I'm not as surprised as you might think.
> By legalizing drugs,
> taxing them heavily, a portion of the budget deficit
> could be addressed.
> by treating drug abuse problems as a medical or
> psychological issue, a
> portion of the prison population would go away, and
> IMHO, prisons often
> as training centers for criminal behavior. I don't
> have figures on
> this, but
> it seems like it would be a lot less expensive to
> treat drug users
> (offenders?) in the community rather than in the
> penal system.
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