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I Am Fed Up With The War On Drugs

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    Bad People

    I don't understand why people hang out on the street corner and sell drugs all day long. It's bad 4 the community and 4 yourself, everybody that sells drugs needs 2 grow up and get a job and stop making the streets so dangerous 4 us 2 walk on. Drugs only do bad stuff 2 u like...
    hamma31 hamma31 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 14, 2012

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    We Need To Regroup !

    Part of my job at the hospital has been to work the Emergency Room. I have seen the drive by shooting victims,the stabbings over drugs. The junkies O.D and come in begging to be let go as soon as we revive them because they know they need their next fix soon. I have seen the...
    hunnydipz hunnydipz 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    Duuuur

    how can you have a war on drugs... but it's legal to advertise them? Ahhhh I see, the government only love the drugs they're paid to love.
    antibiotic antibiotic 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    There Are Worse Things Than Drugs

    The man who killed my father in cold blood served, I think, 4 years or so.  My friend who sold to an undercover is serving 40 to life.  Something is not right here. 
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 3 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    Demonizing

    Drugs, as Mr Mackey from South Park has told us, are Bad (and not in a Michael Jackson way), therefore The War against Drugs is to be encouraged. Being seen to do something is important; it’s a matter of public perception.  It acts as a deterrent and disincentive to drug...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Aug 17, 2012

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    There are so many things I could say about this

    that it's difficult to organize my thoughts, but I'll do my best.First of all, before we even talk about the common sense reasons why the government should end this war, I'll first talk about why it does not have a right to engage in it in the first place.According to my...
    greatgig91 greatgig91 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Cause there is no war on drugs.

    There's a war going on between Us and Them. Not drugs ( that They created btw).
    RainbowLoveFire RainbowLoveFire 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    The Epitome of Hypocrisy

    The so-called War on Drugs is a hideous joke.  The endless cycle of despair, poverty, joblessness, crime, drugs, prison, unemployability, despair makes for good TV news clips and is big business for a lot of people who don't want the boat rocked.  You can't...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 7 Responses Jun 22, 2007

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    Musician Goes To Prison Because His Fans Sell Drugs

    Anyone who has ever attended Bonnaroo, Lolapalooza, Coachella, Saaquatch, or other major summer music festivals understands that drugs are an inseparable part of the experience. Many people enjoy the show sober....Others stick to alcohol.. But inevitably there are thousands...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2013

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    The "War On Drugs" Does More Harm Than Drugs Ever Could

    The erosion of Americans' rights, the militarization of the police, the prison-industrial complex, the school-to-prison pipeline for poor and largely African-American youth, the highest rate of incarceration in the entire world including régimes that are far more totalitarian...
    SomeDudeNearBoston SomeDudeNearBoston 46-50, M Apr 1, 2013

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    The War On Drugs...

    The war on drugs.... Is a war against the people. We have a right to "the pursuit of happiness". I resent a room full of cigar smoking rich men sitting around drinking whiskey deciding what kind of cigs I can smoke. These laws have put a big...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 15 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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    Little Known Quotes And Facts About Hemp...

    "Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica." - Abraham Lincoln (from a letter written by Lincoln during his presidency to the head of the Hohner Harmonica Company in Germany) "Hemp is of first necessity...
    ladyrhiannon824 ladyrhiannon824 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2012

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    This Is Ridiculous...

    As drug companies push their wares on television, cable tv and print media with NO restraints, there is a law enforcement/incarceration industry that is profiting from the war on drugs now entering its third decade.  There is no measurable abatement in restricting the drug...
    atmore atmore 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 31, 2006

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    Feds Raid Marijuana Dispensaries In Washington

    Source: Associated Press July 24, 2013 Federal agents have raided a number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the Puget Sound region. Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Jodie Underwood said Wednesday afternoon the operation ended Wednesday evening, but she did not...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2013

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    The Only Drugs That Need to Be Controlled

    they are the ones with no taste and no smell, the ones that can be easily used to drug people unknowingly. poisons, they need to be controlled, but not illegal, after all, if someone wants some poison and can't get it in drug form, they're jsut going to drink some drain-o...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 4 Responses May 8, 2008

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    My Views

    They should be made legal. Now, I'd not ever do them myself but if people are going to keep bickering about them being illegal and not a problem, then let them have 'em. They're going to ruin themselves in the long run; why help them prevent it if it's what they truly want...
    PsychicVenturer PsychicVenturer 16-17, F Oct 28, 2011

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    Tax Is Better Than Jail

    I believe that criminalizing drugs just makes it worse. Look up LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition). There's a lot of good information on their site.
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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    Illegalize Cigarettes and Stop Cashing In On Deaths

    This topic ALWAYS burns my butt!! There are MANY drugs that are far less addictive than cigarettes and are far less harmful to one's health. BUT making cigarettes ILLEGAL, would mean the government would LOSE way too much CASH and would have fewer people offering up money for...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F 50 Responses May 18, 2007

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    Is Your Goverment Being Controlled By The World's Drug Companies.

    What are the world bank and the drug companies up to? Records show we were using cannabis for over 5,000 years and detailed for medicinal use. I am in no way promoting this and only handing down some attributes of this natural plant species. There are only two types of plant...
    thesower thesower 51-55 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    You Get Your Money For Nothin'...

    Legalize pot and for nothing you'll save the legal fees and incarceration expenses preventing waste AND increase revenues by  sales and sin taxes . I'd bet the deficit could be paid off!
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 19 Responses May 30, 2009

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    Some Musings....

    there are the obvious problems with them... how addictive heroin, crack and crystal meths can be, the dangers, etc etc etc. but why the war on certain drugs, but not others? if alcohol was found today it would be a class A drug. it kills more people per year than all other...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 9 Responses May 6, 2008

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    Who Is That Person In The Mirror??

    I looked into a mirror today : stare-ing back was a broken shell of a man. WHo is that? The guy was unemployed, suicidaly depressed,hopeless and helpless. He was ashamed of himself,embarassed to be in his position ,sad. Who the heck is that in the mirror? The guy was gravely...
    originalmadman originalmadman 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    I've seen drugs ruin families.

    Just how insane these things really are, and how crazy expensive they are, it's truly crazy. I sound like I'm Macklemore quoting his one song, but it's crazy true. Drugs do insane things and have the power do destroy a family and lives so quickly.
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F May 19

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    Mad Addiction A Poem By Rosalind

    Darkest demons of drugs . Our upward battle of addiction and our wrong decisions We are so caught up in destruction Robbing doesn't come without a fight Our bondage has caused us our life. Our last desperate plea is to be free.. From these you see........... Pulled into the...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F Oct 5, 2012

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    Drugs Free But That's Just Me

    Ok, so I don't do any drugs mainly because they don't agree with me and I don't enjoy them, not because of any moral reasons. Having said that I think the "war on drugs" has caused more damage to our society and our world than the majority of other inexcusably moral...
    hobolady hobolady 31-35, F 5 Responses May 19, 2009

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    Not Convinced It Should End?

    This is by Ray Pensador and published on The Daily Kos By now, many people who would recoil at the assertion that the police have become the protection force of the ruling elite in this country, acting as corporate goons against peaceful protesters, may be willing to put...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F Nov 26, 2011

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    For Those Interested:

    Check out an important  public hearing just held at San Francisco City Hall on the Human Rights Impact of the War on Drugs: www.facebook.com/HRChearing
    fuzzyguts fuzzyguts 26-30 1 Response Apr 25, 2012

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    Libertarianism Prevails

    I don't use recreational drugs. I never will use recreational drugs. However, it is not my place to tell others what to do. If you use drugs and don't harm anyone else, then you should not be punished. In order to commit a crime, there needs to be a victim - someone other than...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 28, 2008

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    I Am Against Using Drugs...

    But I am even more against laws against drugs... If people want to do that ****... then let them... quit wasting our money and the lives of good people trying to hold back the sea.  
    JRSK007 JRSK007 51-55, M 6 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    The War On Drugs Is A War On Consciousness By Carol Moore

    I believe that a prime motivation of those waging the current "war on drugs" is to discredit and destroy any "counterculture" before it becomes the dominant culture. Religious fundamentalists have not forgotten the religious upheavals of the 1960s when millions of young people...
    Piptery Piptery 18-21, F Jul 30, 2012

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    Legalise The Drugs... Here's Why...

    Let's be honest here. Everyone in this group who says "I've used weed and [insert name of drug(s) here]" has already proven that the war on drugs has failed. Yet, governments insist on keeping them illegal. If drugs are legalised it will not create a wave of new addicts. The...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M Jul 2, 2011

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    More Voters Are Too

    More voters are fed up with this stupid and utter waste of resources. This past election day the voters of Colorado and Washington state approved the possession of small amounts of weed. Marijuana is still illegal due to federal law. Voters also sent a lot of new progressive...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 5 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Pyrrhic Victory

    Declaring a war on drugs is the dumbest thing that are, or any government has tried to do, wasting billions of dallers a year and getting no where, just putting more and more people in jail, oh yea and any body remember prohibition, remind me how that work out again. Instead of...
    kb420boy3585 kb420boy3585 22-25, M 1 Response May 6, 2008

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    Look And Hear Closely

    It'll take decades for us to handle and be educated how to use drugs to our advantage. Wether drug be legalized or not. . .with all this obsessions and evil image, we can't help but to stereoptype the drug addicts. Behind the all these grotesque are the fine Figures in our...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    The war on drugs is pointless and unproductive

    In the UK many crimes are due to drugs.  Burglary and muggings, street prostitution, Landlords finding that their properties have been used for growing cannabis plants with grow lamps.  The list goes on... This all happens because drugs are ...
    CrystalCat CrystalCat 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 3, 2007

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    Influences On Drug Use.

    "Why can't we all just be honest, admit to ourselves that everyone's at it. From grown politicians to young adolescence. How can we start to tackle the problem if you don't put your hands up and admit that you're on them?" -Lilly Allen I'm in high school. Drugs are basically...
    theballerina theballerina 16-17, F Dec 8, 2011

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    This Mirror Has Two Faces.

    I am fed up with the War on Drugs. But I am also fed up with the attitude of many who still think ( yes, even in 2011 ) that the root of the problem, the source of all evil can  be attributed to only one country, one nation, one group of people, when in reality this is a world...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    Friendly Fire

    In one of my favourite books – ‘A Scanner Darkly’ – the main dude is bemoaning his lost lifestyle; he’s rehab-ing from the good drug.  Sigh.  Drag.  He’s listing what he’ll miss. Donna.It’s not a rock star name.  If I think about it now I can see it might be...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Aug 15, 2012

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    Its Just Pointless

    i personally dont do drugs anymore, but i think most drugs should be legal. they should just come with the same warning and side effect labels that other legal drugs come with. but i also firmly believe that all drugs, even cigarettes and alcohol should be used in...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2007

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    How Private Prisons Are Using The War On Drugs To Generate More Inmates

    Last Halloween, in Casa Grande, Arizona, there was a "lock down" of a local high school for a drug sweep conducted by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the largest private prison company in America. CCA is just one of many private prison companies operating in this...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    If Drugs Were Legalized...

    ...we would have so many fewer problems. Gang activity would go down. People wouldn't be stuck in jail for personal habits which the government finds objectionable. There'd be so much less violent crime involving drugs because it wouldn't be dangerous to get them. And then...
    Christabel Christabel 19-21, F 10 Responses Jul 25, 2007

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    "If there is a war on drugs,

    them many of our family members are the enemy. And I don't know how you wage war on your family." - Michael Douglas, Traffic
    rcjd rcjd 26-30, M Dec 5, 2013

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    I Feel That There Are Some Drugs That Should Be Legalized

    Of course the most dangerous drugs: cocaine, heroin, LSD, etc... should remain illegal. But I feel that marijuana and ecstasy should be legalized, -but restricted! Mainly because they aren't all that harmful. With Ecstasy the only risk of dying is from overheating! That you can...
    carriewolf12 carriewolf12 22-25, T 1 Response Jan 9, 2012

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    Renaissance, Anyone?

          Are drugs harmful?       According to my high school health class, way too harmful to even tell the truth about.       My entire high school health class comprises of the four don'ts: Don't smoke, Don't drink, Don't have...
    realitychallenged realitychallenged 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    We Are Winning!

    By now I think that both sides have figured out that the war on drugs is not actually a war against drugs but a war for control of the huge drug influx in America. Both sides sell and use drugs for one. Politicians blow coke from columbians while crack dealers unawares of the...
    SidewaysFreeFall SidewaysFreeFall 18-21, M May 22, 2010

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    Trotting Through The Woodlands Of Consciousness

    There are secrets sprouting from the seemingly dead ground below. Fungal friends spreading the mycelial fingers throughout the undergrowth... There are mischievous fungi holding neurotransmitters within them awaiting those who know. The world is alive inside/outside of you...
    tigeri6 tigeri6 22-25, M 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    Advocates For The Decriminalization Of Illegal Drugs

    Hello Fellow Fed Up, I have been fed up with the WOD for awhile now, but only recently seen the true impact on both the taxpayer and the unfortunate suffering addict. Please join me on Facebook. Advocates for the Decriminalization of Illegal Drugs
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 12, 2013

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    It Is Not A War On Drugs, Because Drugs Can't Fight Back

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    hampton97 hampton97 31-35, M Nov 3, 2011

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    Getting High

    There will always be a certain number of people who want to get high. There always have been. There always will be. That anyone would want to legislate against that fact has always amazed me. Why bother? Even the most casual look at history will confirm legislating against drugs...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa 61-65 8 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    From The Wall Street Journal: The War On Drugs Is A Failure.

    Straight from the Wall Street Journal: “The war on drugs has failed. And it's high time to replace an ineffective strategy with more humane and efficient drug policies. This is the central message of the report by the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy we...
    2Buddies 2Buddies 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    It's Time To Pull The Plug

    I've struggled with alcohol addiction and I can say for a fact that the War on Drugs has done NOTHING to curb addiction.  So what has it done?  Let's explore some of the results. First, it's estimated that close to HALF of the cancer patients in this country don't...
    cmb53233 cmb53233 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    War On Drugs: Stealing Your Liberty Under The Guise Of Doing Good

    Where does it say in the U.S. Constitution that the government should use consumable substances as a mechanism of social control?  It doesn't.  Yet that is what the War on Drugs has become.  The government is telling us what we can or cannot smoke, eat, drink or whatever...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M Nov 18, 2012

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    What Would All The Criminals Do, If They Didn't Have Drugs? Sell Stock On Wall St?

    If drugs were legal: Would the people who grow-create and distribute drugs now become honest businessmen. No, they wouldn't, as Wall St companies would take over. Like they did with alcohol and they do with everything else. Mexicans launder drug money in their numerous casinos...
    TheGreenGringo TheGreenGringo 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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