Ivor O’Connor

March 26, 2009

Our Government Fighting The Symptoms Again

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 4:09 pm

So we are trying to blame Mexico for everything to do with drugs. Aren’t we the country that’s suppose to award entrepreneurs? So instead of jumping on the people who are taking the drugs we are jumping on the entrepreneurs who supply the drugs! That’s backwards. We are fighting the symptom here. But wait. Why are the drugs illegal in the first place? Haven’t we been down this road already with alcohol during the last century? The solution was to allow it and then put away the people who actually can’t handle it. The drunk drivers. Seems like our government may not be up to the capitalistic rhetoric they spew. They could be making a lot more money if they legalized the recreational drugs like they do in Holland.

Probably we don’t fix the cause because despite our capitalistic ways we have confused religious zealots making our laws.

So Hillary Clinton is now in Mexico spewing militaristic solutions to fight the symptoms of symptoms. Does it never end? Perhaps this trip is merely to take the focus off how Obama is no different than Bush…

UPDATE 2009.03.30

This topic has taken a few interesting twists. It seems my views are not new or unheard of. In fact they are already being addressed by our politicians. It started on the 26th when Hillary Clinton started making the news:

Clinton Admits US Drug War Failure

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted US drug policy has not only been a failure but has in fact fueled Mexico’s drug war. Speaking to reporters at the outset of her trip to Mexico, Clinton said, “Clearly what we’ve been doing has not worked…I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility. Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police, of soldiers and civilians.” Clinton’s comments are being called the most far-reaching by a senior US official in accepting responsibility for the rampant drug trade.

And on the next day:

Obama Questioned on Marijuana Legalization in Online Town Hall

President Obama fielded questions from internet users nationwide Thursday in the White House’s first-ever online town hall. … The questions were selected following an online vote. The most popular question asked Obama to comment on whether he thinks legalizing marijuana could help boost the economy. Obama answered no, but didn’t rule out legalization outright. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, however, later said Obama opposes legalization.

It’s on the radar. They’ll ignore it for a while. However there are no other solutions. As the recession moves into a depression this topic will be revisited and fixed. At some point in time we’ll get rid of these drug wars and start making a profit from recreational drugs. And just for the record. I do not take drugs and think myself an impartial spectator on this issue.

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