Drug war is a success
Drug war is a failure
"The principle that the end justifies the means is, in individualist ethics, regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule" -- F. A. Hayek.
"A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity in bondage" -- Joseph Addison's "Cato, A Tragedy" (1713)
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus
Also, it's interesting that your ideology is dependent on what the majority thinks. I suppose you would've supported Adolf Hitler, seeing as he was democratically elected.
If "government" was relabeled as "McDonald's," would you still support its theft, fraud, and constant murders?
For the USA the drug user is a valuable comoditiy:
1) it keeps private prisons full with docile criminals who are mostly stoners vs filling up their prisons with violent hard to manage criminals.
2) it keeps Emergency Rooms full with addicts and people overdosed, and keeps money comming in to hospitals and treatment centers off the taxpayers dollar.
3) it allows courts and police the ability to advocate for more prisons and tax money so they can have more members for their police and public unions. This helps the construction industry greatly.
4) it keeps black and minority people down so they can't compete for work against those with barley any skills to get a job.
5) it allows the parmasutical industry the ability to control who and what they can profit off.
6) it makes therapists a ton of money for psychotherapy.
7) it creates ongoing social services jobs, and probation officer jobs for social workers, because like pedophiles, they can't stop using.
it gives public schools time off to preach about drugs so they can say they were successfull in teaching.
In general, Illegal drugs is a good money maker for any capitalist who can figure out away to make money off the war on drugs. The behavior of an addict drug user is predictable: a codependent individual who will be a return customer for the rest of his or her life. Illegal drugs will remain illegal for the very reasons I mention. And that is that there are too many people making too much money off it.
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate...Bertrand Russell
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government...Thomas Jefferson
Well, here is one single person. Let's face it, the War on Drugs costs too much. And if somebody wants to kill himself with legalized heroin or meth or airplane glue, another problem gets solved.but I don't know a single person who supports legalization of anything stronger than marijuana.
Just judging by the results of the poll, your number is off a tad. And this is a pretty conservative forum.70% of the nation still supports the war on drugs, especially against hard drugs like heroin and cocaine.
Because there are some industries that make their money off criminalizing drugs, there will never be the lobby in government weathy enough to force politicians to leaglize weed and other drugs. Untill stoners and drug dealers form an association and lobby the politicians with real money and favors for their politicial families, legalization of drugs will never happen. Plus, the competition for the stoners would be one of the most powerfull lobbys in the USA, the pharmacutical and medical industry. If stoners can outspend them on political favors, than they may have a chance.
But as unmotivated and lazy as stoners are, they stand no chance. LOL.