Mark Frauenfelder at 1:05 pm Fri, Jun 29, 2012
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Scott Horton of Harper's explains why the Drug Enforcement Agency does a lot of damage to society. (Via Andrew Sullivan)
Right, it is weird to have a yes or no question in the headline when it is so easy to answer.
Not when most politicians will sit and talk rings around the answer without actually saying anything.
It /IS/ Unusual to have someone give a clear answer then explain how they arrived at it.
Yes. Get drugs off the streets. Stop paying the DEA to enforce drugs on the kids.
Oh, sure- abolish the DEA, but who are you going come crawling back to when you need your door kicked in and your dog shot? Think of the repercussions, people.
We still have the ATF and larger cities have SWAT teams.
war crime trials for the DEA Cartel, start collecting the evidence.
Why is this even a question anymore? Yes…Yes.. a thousand times YES!
Get rid of the DEA. The police and FBI should be able to handle enforcement. And get rid of most of the drug laws while you’re at it.
I agree. First off, let go of dugs that are not “processed”:
hashish– still on the list; weed off
cocaine– still on the list; cocoa leaves off
heroin– still on the list; opium off
mushrooms, lick-able toads off
-and so on.
And while we are at it, increase the tax/duty on distilled alcohol and tobaccos with additives and mildly relax duty on the “unprocessed” versions of same.
Cocoa is not a controlled substance. Cocaine comes from COCA.
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