Author Topic: Despite legalization, drug dealers continue to do business and kill in Colorado  (Read 226 times)

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Offline rangerrebew

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"Legalizing" drugs has the same outcome as does legalizing gambling.

It merely legitimizes the disease, gives it the imprimatur of government sanction.

It does not cure it.
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Meanwhile the pot advocates will say that if the state stops taxing pot, then the drug dealers will go away, even though their whole legalization argument rested on tax revenue.

That's probably true. NY has a huge black market in cigarettes because they have high cigarette taxes. But they probably won't drop the taxes, so they'll just have to hope that the taxes cover the costs of enforcing the tax law.  :whistle:

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"Legalizing" drugs has the same outcome as does legalizing gambling.

It merely legitimizes the disease, gives it the imprimatur of government sanction.

It does not cure it.

Alcohol is a drug with the "imprimatur of government sanction." Oh, the irony.

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There's areas of the Blue Ridge Mountains you don't want to stumble on.  The moonshiners don't take lightly to outsiders snooping around.

Alcohol is legal, but there's still crime related to the making and selling of illegal alcohol.

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There are many failure points in the "War on Drugs".  Probably the biggest is the so-called "Big Fish" theory, where minor users and dealers make deals to get higher on the ladder, until the "Kingpin" is reached.
The ineptitude and failure of grasping how capitalism works of the bureaucrat is glaring.  The drug dealers are filling a consumer need, dry up the need, the dealers are forced to move on.
What do the users want?  Escape.  Escape from misery.  Escape from reality.  Escape from life.  Figure a way to fill that void and you're golden.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.


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