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Mexico leader says US shares blame for drug violence; Agree or Disagree?

lil crazy 2012/09/03 22:05:46
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Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon
blamed loose US gun laws and American addicts for fueling his country's
drug violence as he defended his controversial anti-cartel offensive on
Monday.

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  • none 2012/09/03 23:53:20
    Disagree
    none
    +4
    It' s happening in Mexico, Americans don't sneak down there and start trouble. Calderon can go to hell.

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  • libertariosaur 2012/09/07 02:48:44 (edited)
    Agree
    libertariosaur
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    Illegal drugs cause more harm than under decriminilization/legalization. Alcohol is a worse drug than many of the illegal drugs in regard to harming others the user effects do to the effects of the drug.
    Progress can be made in regard to lessening drug violence/gang wars and drug related crimes if we stop drug prohibition. Remember about alcohol prohibition and Alcapone

    If we end the drug war than druggies can get their fix and be productive members of society without resorting to crime and theft do to the inflated price of drugs. We already often see druggies can be productive via them often producing artistic works such as music and touring the country for that purpose. If the argument is that we must protect drug users from themselves- well ending the drug war would lessen the harm drugs do. Users would not have to get infected by overusing dirty needles that were hard to come by. They will be less likely to OD do to inconsistent drug quality ect. And we can treat their addiction as a health problem- just like with alcohol.
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    Illegal drugs cause more harm than under decriminilization/legalization. Alcohol is a worse drug than many of the illegal drugs in regard to harming others the user effects do to the effects of the drug. regard harming user effects effects drug alcohol people obnoxious fistfight
    Progress can be made in regard to lessening drug violence/gang wars and drug related crimes if we stop drug prohibition. Remember about alcohol prohibition and Alcapone violence caused drug wars drug prohibition remember alcohol prohibition alcapone

    If we end the drug war than druggies can get their fix and be productive members of society without resorting to crime and theft do to the inflated price of drugs. We already often see druggies can be productive via them often producing artistic works such as music and touring the country for that purpose. If the argument is that we must protect drug users from themselves- well ending the drug war would lessen the harm drugs do. Users would not have to get infected by overusing dirty needles that were hard to come by. They will be less likely to OD do to inconsistent drug quality ect. And we can treat their addiction as a health problem- just like with alcohol.
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  • Red_Horse 2012/09/05 06:07:34
  • Red 2012/09/04 06:44:33
  • sammanilla 2012/09/04 03:26:37
    Agree
    sammanilla
    Yeah, we're all in cahoots. Government are proving to be the criminals we feared.
  • goatman112003 2012/09/04 02:25:11
    Agree
    goatman112003
    +1
    Its not our gun laws but purely our addicts needs. If the demand dried up tomorrow the cartel makes no money and falls apart.
  • Ken 2012/09/04 02:13:00
    Agree
    Ken
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/09/04 02:10:43
    Agree
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    Fast and Furious did a bang up job. It's not our gun laws that caused the violence, it was the Obama and Calderon regimes. They BOTH made a great deal of money off the cartels, no doubt.
  • I. Car Rus 2012/09/04 01:36:38
    Agree
    I. Car Rus
    +2
    No market, no smugglers, less violence.
  • Walt 2012/09/04 01:00:28
    Disagree
    Walt
    +1
    Old Felipe seems to have a severe case of 0bama-itis.

    felipe severe case 0bama-itis
  • gvc 2012/09/04 00:00:38
    Agree
    gvc
    +2
    In some ways I agree. I don't think we have done enough to stop the drug runners and dealers in the US.
  • none 2012/09/03 23:53:20
    Disagree
    none
    +4
    It' s happening in Mexico, Americans don't sneak down there and start trouble. Calderon can go to hell.
  • Lunacat 2012/09/03 23:10:49
    Agree
    Lunacat
    +2
    Ditto what Cal said below...

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  • Pele Emerging 2012/09/03 23:10:18
    Disagree
    Pele Emerging
    +2
    He's an ass. He can't control things in his own country, so of course, it's the fault of the big neighbor to the north.
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/09/03 23:09:07
    Agree
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +3
    The government armed a lot of them
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/09/03 22:36:56
    Disagree
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    WAY disagree.
  • Cal 2012/09/03 22:16:48 (edited)
    Agree
    Cal
    +4
    We've been running a failed drug war for decades, ignoring scientific and medial studies suggesting marijuana isn't as harmful as the propaganda suggests, and we've burned trillions locking people up for nothing. If we legalized/decriminalized, tax and regulated the stuff we wouldn't have an issue. We need to end prohibition.

    propaganda burned trillions locking people legalizeddecriminalized tax regulated issue prohibition
  • Al B Thayer 2012/09/03 22:15:01
    Agree
    Al B Thayer
    +1
    Until we stop using drugs. We are the problem.

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