I shall not stop it. Prohibition did not work and our grandparents had enough sense to repeal it. More apparently than you do. Are there still a few illegal stills out there? Yes, but compared to the criminality that existed during Prohibition, they're a non-problem.<quoted text>Oh sure there wouldn't be anyone selling heroin if it were legal and there wouldn't be 10x as many heroin junkies. Why don't we just fork the country over to Afghanistan and call it done? This is just one of the many high arguments made by the legalize drugs morons. Stop it.
When Prohibition was repealed the number of alchoholics did not skyrocket. In fact, since Prohibition was repealed the actual number of alcoholics has decreased. Are them there some? Yes. But we punish drunk drivers for what they do to harm us, not what they are.
Finally, I am glad you bring up Afghanistan. It illustrates perfectly the point I am making. Because poppy growing is criminalized, we've forced poppy growers outside of the law where they deal as a matter of course with criminals. Why would it not be better to bring them into the open where they have nothing to hide. Would they not then be easier to deal with.
At the end of the day we have two choices we can legalize drugs and deal with the medical problem, or keep them illegal and deal with gangs, drug lords, narcoterrorists, police trampling our rights, oversized and overcrowded jails.