Saturday, November 12, 2011

War on Drugs

A world that lives and breaths drugs is dying because of it. I see ads for drugs in magazines when I am somewhere in a waiting room, they say: ask you doctor about this medication.

The two times lately I have been waiting in doctor’s offices. All over the TV and net we see ‘over the counter’ and prescription drugs advertised. The message is: ‘DRUGS WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER!’ in many cases this is true.

One thing we know: illegal drugs have NOT made our lives better. Thousands of our youth & other citizens are behind bars from sentences given by a society as a warning to other users. It has not worked.  What you and I are doing is: feeding, clothing, housing and furnishing free medical services to these people, the large percentage of which are non-violent.

We tried prohibition, in passing prohibition we created the career criminals.  We also created wealthy families, some of which ended up respected, and in politics.

I do not know if all drugs should be de-criminalized.  I do know that we have made some hardened criminals of kids who were just experimenting with some drugs. Law enforcement is spending a lot of time working ‘drug busts’. They could be using that time and energy going after the the rapist, pedophile, bank robber or the burglar. 

I wish I knew the answer. A study released a couple weeks ago said 50% of the USA supports decriminalizing marijuana, Logically, reluctantly, I agree.


Just in:

A quick 3 ? poll came up with this:

Should all drugs be legalized?

Yes: The War on Drugs isn't working. 83.59%

No: Drugs are harmful and legalizing them is a dangerous idea.                             5.74%

Other/Not Sure:                            10.67%


The argument is: open it up for marijuana, and coke is next.  Probably!  But I haven’t heard a better idea.


Drug war at out doorsteps:

January 08, 2011  A forensic scientist inspects the scene where six corpses were found inside a taxi in the beach resort of Acapulco on Jan. 8, 2011. Twenty-five bodies, including 15 decapitated, were found over a 24-hour period in different places of Acapulco.   see photo»


Do you know how many folks have been killed in Mexico alone over illegal drugs?  40,000 in the last 4-5 years.

Those causalities are like a war using bombs, planes and tanks. I am sick of it, increasing the penalties for drug use HAS NOT cut down on its use.

Okay, that is my daily YELL!

I had much more to say but deleted it suffice to say I know this problem up close and personal.

Thanks for coming this way.

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I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is so sad to see that drugs affect so many all over the world. I don't understand it all but I do pray for those that are addicted to them. Life is far to precious to waste.

Rose said...

I cry when I see these stories on TV. So sad.

I pray and pray that all our children will not use drugs and get the thugs off the streets.

Hugs, Rose

Paula said...

I've always felt they should go after the dealers not the users. You give us something to think about for sure.

Anonymous said...

When you watch the news it is surprising to see
a drug bust in small towns. You always think of
big cities. I think the dealers should be the
ones to go after, the user is to be pittied.
I wish users could remember that they are making
the dealers rich. I get mad when I think about
all the drug pushers.


Anonymous said...

Probably one of the greates challenges humanlife still faces. Huge problem over here.

Please have you all a good Sunday.

Sheila Y said...

Definitely not an easy answer, should we or not. Enjoy your weekend, Sheila


Not sure how I feel about this. But my hubby agrees the War on Drugs isn't working. He thinks they should be legalized, regulated and taxed taking the criminal element out of it. Then focus on programs to help the addicted. Someone has to get a handle on this and soon. Take care.

betty said...

Problem with marijuana is some people consider it an "entry drug" People get started on it and then move to "bigger and better". Yet son would be 100% in favor of legalizing marijuana. Interestingly, the measure failed to do so on the last election here in California, what you might consider a liberal state. Conversely, we don't dare go down across the border, a mere 10 miles away because of the dangers involved there with drug cartels. I don't know what the answer is; (other than Jesus of course), but the present system definitely is not working!


Glenda said...

The recreational drug question is a challenge for sure, don't have a ready fix either. Just read the post with photos of Blue Springs Park, georgeous pics of the water, very interesting to know it's blue. Hope y'all are having a wonderful day!

Amelia said...

I don't smoke marijuana but I have been around many people that do. I have never seen anyone have any major or minor problems from it besides legal trouble. Alcohol seems to cause so many more problems. I say legalize it! As for other drugs, those cause addictions and death. I could never agree with legalizing anything else.