It's my contention that we've been losing all this time. The war on drugs hasn't decreased drug use at all. It has created a huge criminal enterprise, sucked up tax payer money, and cost lives, all for a war that we've been losing.<quoted text>
Twas to be "bow down"...
What I mean is either we continue to fight the war on drugs, win here lose there or we just lose.
People can't handle drugs, especially if they became legal. People get all crazy when they are let loose.
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." -Agent K
You have a simplistic view of this problem. It's not an either/or scenario. Just legalizing all drugs would solve several problems, but wouldn't create that many new ones. The legality of drugs isn't a big factor in deciding whether or not to use them. If it was, we would expect drug use to remain the same or decrease because people don't want to go to jail. The deterrent doesn't work. We know that it doesn't work. I'm not suggesting we just legalize all drugs. I'm saying that alone would be preferable to this ineffectual war we've been losing for decades.
The real solutions are waiting to be found.