Not only do we engage in stupid wars without end abroad, killing thousands of American's armed forces, we also wage a stupid war without end at home. The domestic “War on Drugs” has lead to the unnecessary death of law enforcers and thousands of civilians here and in other countries with results as successful as is the Iraq / Afghanistan wars.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) represents police, prosecutors, judges, prison warders, federal agents and others who want to legalize and regulate drugs after fighting on the front lines of the "war on drugs" and learning firsthand that prohibition only serves to worsen addiction and violence.
Peace Officers Memorial Day is this week, and some cops are saying we need to legalize drugs to stop police from dying in the failed "Drug War."Too many law enforcers are killed in the line of duty enforcing a senseless and unwinnable War On Drugs, according to LEAP which is calling for the legalization and regulation of all drugs.
Jim you are big a hpyocrit you fully support legizing drugs but not bring the drink age back to 18. I have statstics showing that the drinking age really didn't save all that many lives. I have another staststic proving that people who can't drink in public go binge drink in a private home or building. That is killing about 1,000 teens a year while MADD claims to save 800 lives a year. So when it comes to lives both ways will cost lives but the currrent policy is costing more. The same agrument will be made for drug and has been made in califonria for cannbis. More people do drugs, get high and then drive.
We can't constantly worred what a person might do. THe government can't controll what people do with there bodies. Its a failed policy no matter the age or drug. Until, you let go of that agrument. You won't legize drugs because the same people who want the drinking age want to make sure no more drugs are legized for that very reason. In a free soceity there are always risks involed. If people really want to curve deaths related to drugs then enourage safe use of drugs and increase public transportation. In most cities they are cutting amount of buses and bus stops. What we need is the reverse. Take that drug war money and buy buses! or give it back to the people so the can buy cabs.
Drugs do also affect your brain no matter what your age is. I am an adult. Its not your call what I do with my body. By doing drugs or drinking I am not performing an act of agression on you and really young people drink anyway.
Don't you think if our drinking age was worth it european countries would have done it?
It is related because MADD(or any other anti-drug group) will use the car accident agrument and increased crime agruement aganist you. The mental age agruement isn't one that will work because as long as i mind my own business what do you care?
Don't you find it hypocritical that you are for freedom of choice but expect one adult age group? If you are for freedom of choice even if that product is unhealthy for you. You should be it all the way.
I got these from an ogranzation supported by college professors and students that want to bring back the drinking age to 18.
Yes my grammar is terrible but I am dyslexic. I try my best.
Ryan, you continue to couch your arguments in terms of freedom of choice – certainly a worthy cause, but you have not addressed the issue that I posited and that is the deleterious effect that drugs and alcohol pose for the developing brain.
“Yes my grammar is terrible but I am dyslexic. I try my best.”
Your writing does not indicate you are dyslexic - so I call bullshit to that excuse for lazy writing and sloppy thinking.
"deleterious effect that drugs and alcohol pose for the developing brain. "
Don't you get it? its not your damn problem! I am sick you fucking old farts thinking that just because some dumb statistics comes you can tell me what to do. Its hard to have a civil conversation when the government with its law enforcements with guns is telling me not to buy beer at a freaken bar. If you want fucking statstics. If you would click the link its acutally binge drinkg that linked to more brain damage. moderate drinking isn't that harmful to a young persons brain. I think what really pisses me the fuck off you telling the goverment tell me not to drink. That is my descision. I don't need the fucking government to do it.
Your writing does not indicate you are dyslexic - so I call bullshit to that excuse"
So you know what is bullshit? That the fucking government won't let a bar sell me a fucking drink. You fucking don't want me to drink stop being fucking lazy and go infront of a bar tell me not to. Don't fucking invole the goverment you pussy. I might vote for a facist batshit crazy jesus freak just so you know how it feels to justified using yoru own money to buy something you put into your own body or any other product a jesus freak won't approve. Lets see how level headed you would be.
Hey lazy old smilely man. Here are some lins proving that the drinking age acutally casues more mental problems because who drink.DRINK MORE! and those who drink reasonable amount don't acutally suffer from brain damage. if my cussing is the sole reason for you not clicking this link. Then you would prove you are no more mature then me.
Some call it whinning. I call it being pissed off for a just reason.
Thanks Susan, my point (on the other thread) was about the biology of brain development and the possibility of drug and alcohol interruption of, or interference with that process. Ryan seems to think I want to stomp on his personal freedom to get shit faced.
What hard drugs won't affect your bain but yet you want to end the drug war. You are a fucking hypocrite.
If you look at the link. It says binge drinking causes brain damge. Moderate drinkign doens't. matter in fact there acutally could be beneifts to some moderate drinking to your health.
"was about the biology of brain development and the possibility of drug and alcohol interruption of,"
What the hell do you have a drinking age over that? European nations don't.