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How To Take On The Deadly Drug Cartels
That Run The U.S.-Mexico Border

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Posted By: Imright, 2/11/2020 11:22:35 AM

After nine U.S. citizens were killed in the Mexican border state of Sonora in November, President Donald Trump threatened to label cartels terrorist organizations. When it came to it, however, he holstered the executive pen and backpedaled out of the saloon at the request of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who desires to embrace the cartels with “abrazos no balazos”—hugs not bullets. Now comes word that a 13-year-old Oklahoma girl visiting Mexico with her family has been killed in yet another cartel ambush on a long and lonely stretch of highway just south of Falcon Heights, Texas. In the background of these recent tragedies has been

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 2/11/2020 11:51:41 AM (No. 314986)
Ummm - - like - - maybe if free citizens were allowed to pursue happiness by ingesting any substance they chose to ingest - - there wouldn't be any "deadly drug cartels"? Because purchasing narcotic drugs would be no different than purchasing a sack of potatoes. Again I say to any Prohibitionists out there - - the "war on drugs" is nearly fifty years old - - and addiction and crime are worse than ever - - so - - please describe when and how the "war on drugs" will end. Any takers?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 2/11/2020 12:28:40 PM (No. 315014)
Bad idea, #1. At one time, I was leaning in that direction, but frankly, the toll of dead and zombied Americans isn't worth it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: worried 2/11/2020 12:36:19 PM (No. 315021)
#1, you have a point, but only if those druggies who cause accidents or otherwise are responsible for overdoses, crimes, broken families youth addicts, etc, are punished for their deeds. And not with a slap on the wrist or "Don't do it again" remonstrance, but jail time or some other appropriate punishment that doesn't have to be financed by the taxpayers. Eg hospitals, halfway houses or therapy, etc, that I don't want to pay for. If these free citizens choose to screw up their lives and others, let them pay.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: droopydog 2/11/2020 1:10:08 PM (No. 315069)
My first instinct is to disagree with the Libertarians on legalization. It's very hard for me to come up with good counter arguments, however. So here I am, ambivalent as ever.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/11/2020 3:15:46 PM (No. 315207)
FTA: Ralph DeSioa, a CBP spokesman in San Diego, recently told reporters that the significant decrease in drug seizures at the border was the result of not enough personnel. Although some checkpoints “weren’t completely mothballed,” they “weren’t as operational as the years before,” he said. “We had to minimize those operations to deal with the crisis along the southwest border.” And there's the joke on the public. This is top priority stuff that gets abandoned to follow political winds. Illegals are hot; drugs not. Like #1, this is really self-policing. I have no sympathy for the users...who are volunteers and pay for the privilege. Sorry for their families and all that...those are the fortunes of life, sorry to say. But eventually things will even out. Sell it over the counter and tax it. Good enough for our great-grandparents day. Demand will eventually fall, Darwin will see to that over time. This other stuff has no proven efficacy - freezing accounts, seizing assets...small change and just the price of doing bigger business.
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