FBM wrote:I'm not advocating the legalization of all drugs for everybody, by the way. But anyway, I'd be curious to know how many people died worldwide in drug crime related incidents that happened only because the drug trade is illegal? I don't have a lot of faith in prohibition.
Nor do I. This is clearly a case of idiocy on the part of this Administration.
I'm unsure whether I would support legalizing stuff like meth or heroin. The libertarian part of me thinks that if people are stupid enough to get addicted, that's their business. The fact that addiction usually brings property crime in its wake causes me to think that legalizing those drugs is not in society's interest.
I was simply taking issue with the idea that ODs happen less than deaths on drug raids, is all.
Pappa wrote:Why should it be assumed that the best way to deal with those deaths is to keep the drugs illegal? Other countries have had better results regarding drug addiction as a public health issue rather than a crime.
Who is assuming what, here? It appears you're assuming I'm mounting an argument in favor of continued prohibition. I'm not, as noted above.