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DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs

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U.S. and Mexican officials say the grotesque violence is a symptom the cartels have been wounded by police and soldiers. “It may seem contradictory, but the unfortunate level of violence is a sign of success in the fight against drugs,” said Michele Leonhart, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The cartels “are like caged animals, attacking one another,” she added.

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Comment by Anonymous
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Let’s examine this mentality. The suggestions in the comments below might be or could be the future of America.

Okay … no use for funding the drug war because for "forty years" we have not succeeded in destroying the "drug menace" anyway. So the thinking is, we should legalize dangerous drug addiction, especially for punks we care and love so much who need to get high as a way of life.

In the case of marijuana, the thinking is to legalize sales in the open market … it would make drug lords run out of business.

How true! If we legalize crime in general, the crime lords would no longer have a monopoly for murder. Since they kill for profit, they too like those drug lords would definitely run out of business.

Parallel to this mentality is this thinking that the drug war only "… allows the fascist oligarchs the ability maintain a stronghold on enforcing the Tenth Platform of Communism; a high progressive or graduated income tax. A good start would be to fire everyone in the DEA and not lets forget the IRS. Go Ron Paul …" [sic] Since this embarrasses Ron Paul, this suggestion does not come from a friend but from his enemy.

Yeah, to sum it up … fire all the cops, elect Ron Paul, abolish the IRS, eliminate the Federal Reserves, or better still, let’s not have any form of government at all … after all it is only run by fascists!

Whether you agree with me or not, with this mentality, I could imagine the future of this country in the hands of these brilliant thinkers! They make a comfortable home out of this website. Let’s support them.

Comment by Jillian Galloway
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On June 17, 1971, President Nixon told Congress that "if we cannot destroy the drug menace in America, then it will surely destroy us." After forty years of trying to destroy "the drug menace in America" though, we still *haven't* been able to destroy it and it still *hasn't* destroyed us. Four decades is ample enough to realize that on this important issue President Nixon wrong! All actions taken as a result of his invalid and paranoid assumptions (e.g. the federal marijuana prohibition) should be ended immediately!

It makes no sense for taxpayers to fund the federal marijuana prohibition when it *doesn't* prevent people from using marijuana and it *does* make criminals incredibly wealthy and incite the Mexican drug cartels to murder thousands of people every year.

We need legal adult marijuana sales in supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies for exactly the same reason that we need legal alcohol and tobacco sales - to keep unscrupulous black-market criminals out of our neighborhoods and away from our children. Marijuana must be made legal to sell to adults everywhere that alcohol and tobacco are sold.

Comment by H. Skip Robinson
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People obviously will say and do anything to keep their government jobs. Even though more people are dying from fighting over the drugs than from actually taking the drugs, these fascists will come up with such nonsensical lies to support their existence. These people are the problem and surely not the solution and they prey upon the ignorance and emotion of many citizens. The drug war was a scam from its very origin. They needed another law to replace the repeal of prohibition in 1933, that gave the police a way to continue their financially intrusive activities (fascism) against the Citizens. It also gave forestry interests, owned by people like W. R. Hurst in the NW a market market monopoly in paper that hemp had dominated. The drug war is all about being able to regulate and monitor the Citizens financial matters, such as cash transactions over $10,000. It also allows the fascist oligarchs the ability maintain a stronghold on enforcing the 10th Platform of Communism; a high progressive or graduated income tax. A good start would be to fire everyone in the DEA and not lets forget the IRS. Go Ron Paul.


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