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THE WAR ON DRUGS IS A COSTLY FAILURE AND NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!!!
The WAR ON DRUGS is an abomination for its cost in dollars to accomplish nothing, for the loss of revenue that could be reaped by its legalization and control if it was taxed much the same as tobacco or alcohol. Its an abomination in the lives lost: police and border patrol officers who are killed trying to stop it, the lost lives of people -young and old alike- for using unregulated drugs. Also, young people especially are losing their ability to “turn their lives around” after having a criminal record for a crime that probably never would have occurred had they not been placed into the criminal system in the first place. It’s been proven that teenagers do not have the mental maturity to know what is good for them and what is not. They do not reach that maturity until well into their mid-20's. By that time the damage to their ability to achieve gainful employment has been permanently damaged.
After so many years of this WAR, does anybody really believe we are going about this the right way? Below is a series of links of which there are thousands more if you just Google “Cost of War on Drugs.” No. This war is more of a failure than even the Vietnam war. Read on, that PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION BELOW.
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