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    Default Why drug dealing should be legalized...

    Have you ever wondered why drug dealers are considered just as evil as murderers and rapists? Have you ever questioned that?

    I have.

    I have even told people how I can't understand why drug dealers are serious criminals. The response is: "Well, it's illegal because they get kids hooked." And I think to myself, sarcastically, "Gee, really?" From my perspective, that doesn't explain one goddamn thing. Some people should learn to read between the lines.

    Very simply, even children have the option not to buy such merchandise. There are so many factors that should be taken into consideration, so many that are not at all fault of the dealer. Like, I dunno, maybe the kid should have listened to his parents and the D.A.R.E. teacher encouraging him and his fellow pupils to "Say 'No' to drugs." And if the child didn't receive such encouragement from his parents, maybe it's the parents who should be blamed for such irresponsibility.

    But aside from the obvious tax evasion, what is wrong with a drug dealer trying to make a few bucks? The way I see it, people who mindlessly buy things because they're told "it'll make them feel good" are intellectually weak. A person who lacks ability to exercise his judgment lacks will-power and therefore deserves to be taken advantage of. It's really the same deal with everything from commercials to product placement in movies that movie reviewers complain about because it "messes with people's minds." And while that is true, to a certain extent, the corporations only really mess with the weak minded, because the strong-minded is smart enough to read between the lines and know what he or she is getting into before acting.

    There are protests against corporations manipulating the masses, but what's really wrong with companies trying to make money? Why blame the corporations when you should blame the consumers who are just too lazy and too stupid to think for themselves? And furthermore, aside from the said tax evasion, why should drug dealers be any different? If anything, I think the drug dealer should be free to sell as he pleases if he has a permit when the situation becomes about tax evasion issues.

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    Hey, I know a guy who knows another guy who hangs with somebody who'd probably like to discuss this with you.
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    As soon as drugs are legalized, the big pharma will take over the industry with the help of the FDA, won't they?
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    Kids have the option to say no to pedophiles too, don't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    say no to pedophiles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Kids have the option to say no to pedophiles too, don't they?
    Indeed they do. And if a pedophile tries to force them, then that's called assault, which should maintain its illegality.

    And I don't do drugs, but I try to support the corporate sides of things. It's not right to just think about the consumers.

    Cafe, I look at my idea of what drug dealing should as a garage sale, where it's legal, but only if you have a permit. After all:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Cafe, I look at my idea of what drug dealing should as a garage sale, where it's legal, but only if you have a permit.
    I think something like that happening is highly unlikely. Maybe ag will get it, maybe big tobacco, but it will have to be regulated by the FDA and the distributors will have to be heavily insured. The little guys will either become big or go out of business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I think something like that happening is highly unlikely. Maybe ag will get it, maybe big tobacco, but it will have to be regulated by the FDA and the distributors will have to be heavily insured. The little guys will either become big or go out of business.
    Well, all we'd have to do is bomb the FDA headquarters. Then we can do things my way.

    Furthermore, and slightly off-topic, why not just send a few jets to bomb Congress, the Supreme Court, and assassinate the president? I could then march in and burn the Constitution, the Amendments, and Declaration of Independence, and all that crap, and then the White House will be the only federal building standing. It will be powerless, but it will be my headquarters. I could then seize control of state laws and start my Fourth Reich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Well, all we'd have to do is bomb the FDA headquarters. Then we can do things my way.

    Furthermore, and slightly off-topic, why not just send a few jets to bomb Congress, the Supreme Court, and assassinate the president? I could then march in and burn the Constitution, the Amendments, and Declaration of Independence, and all that crap, and then the White House will be the only federal building standing. It will be powerless, but it will be my headquarters. I could then seize control of state laws and start my Fourth Reich!
    I'm having trouble syncing your libertarian economic views with fascist socialism and even more trouble figuring out how that would be better than what we've got now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Indeed they do. And if a pedophile tries to force them, then that's called assault, which should maintain its illegality.
    The major problem with your line of reasoning is that you are treating immature children as if they were adults. You are not taking into any amount of consideration whatsoever that maturation is a process.

    Kids are kids. They aren't adults. Their brains aren't developed. They're still learning. They don't have the experiences or context older teens or adults have. Maybe you happened to be precocious and could have done all of these things. If so, you are the exception, not the rule.

    It would also help if you had parental experience. Becoming a parent, having to interact with children as they develop, realizing what they are capable and NOT capable of, and having concern for someone else as a human being rather than just an autonomous "other" would probably give your thinking some necessary added depth. This sort of logic resembles what I'd expect someone who lives outside the world in their own little bubble to suggest.

    (Sorry if this sounds harsh. That isn't my point, I just don't feel like taking the time to velvet-cushion the whole thing... and why should I? I figure bluntness is good sometimes, especially in the face of something so misguided.)
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