Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
I'm with you. I don't use drugs and have no desire to but I figure instead of paying billions of dollars fighting it, why not legalize it, regulate it, and tax it. Make money off it instead of spending money to fight it. How would it be any different than alcohol? Look at the USA during the 1920's when prohibition was in effect banning alcohol. This is when the gangsters reigned and made millions smuggling booze while the US government spent millions fighting them. Prohibition was eventually repealed and now the government regulates it and makes a lot of money by taxing it.
The other side of the coin if we still want to have drugs illegal is to stiffen the penalties so it is more of a deterrent. Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei all have drug trafficing laws where the penalty is death. That's a hell of a deterrent. If you get caught smuggling drugs into the USA you might face some jail time or if you are a foreign national you may just get deported. If you get caught smuggling drugs into Singapore they kill you.
This middle-of-the-road thing we've got going on here in the USA and in the UK, to protect the rights of the criminal, just isn't working. We've got to go to the extreme one way or the other and stick to it. Either let them do it and regulate it or don't let them do it and kill them if they do.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
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