Tuesday, April 15, 2014

War on Drugs


Dangerous drugs from marijuana to heroin were all legal in every state in the union at one time.  A hundred years ago many drugs, now illegal, were contained in mass market products sold to the general public.

Eventually, the effects of these drugs were realized and they were made illegal.  They were made illegal because of the many devastating effects these drugs had on society and on individuals.  Addiction is a terrible thing and these drugs are generally physically and or psychologically addictive.

Today, many people, even some police, are saying we should legalize, regulate and tax various drugs, especially marijuana.  None of the problems caused by these drugs being illegal will be solved by making them legal.  The money raised in taxes will not make up for the increased domestic violence, workplace accidents, and traffic collisions that will happen as a result of legalization.  We are losing the war on drugs, to the detriment of society; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

Only three groups of people want to legalize drugs:

1.Drug abusers
3.Those who believe the lies of the first two groups.

Mike Creek said...

The arguments are similar to those made by people who want legalized gambling. Time and again studies show when gambling is legalized it creates more problems than it solves.