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War with Mexico

Posted by olemike on 12/17/2010

When will the federal government realize that we have a serious problem on our border with Mexico?  How many U.S. citizens must be killed before they will take action.  It is only going to get worse.  The lawlessness in Mexico by the drug gangs will continue to migrate across into the United States?  Is it any wonder that states such as Arizona try to do the Feds job?

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5 Responses to “War with Mexico”

  1. Phyllis said

    I’ve been wondering this same thing for quite a while now. I just can’t understand why the powers that be aren’t addressing the problems more than they are! It’s really scary to me.

  2. Julie Kidson said

    legalizing drugs would alleviate much of that problem. Since all drugs (except alcohol) are illegal in this country, that only exacerbates the problem. Look at how well prohibition worked. Other countries that have legailzed drugs don’t have near the problems we do because they realize people will buy drugs whether they are legal or not. think of the money we could save by keeping prisoners out of jail.

    • olemike said

      Julie, I think your’re right. Imagine what could be done with all the money that is wasted in the “war on drugs”. It could be put to better use – in our education system for example.
      A 2008 study by Harvard economist Jeffrey A. Miron has estimated that legalizing drugs would inject $76.8 billion a year into the U.S. economy — $44.1 billion from law enforcement savings, and at least $32.7 billion in tax revenue ($6.7 billion from marijuana, $22.5 billion from cocaine and heroin, remainder from other drugs). That’s a lot of money!

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