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Lets start with our war on Drugs was based on some far right notion we could just put things on a list with out a lot of study, or put in place a way to get people off drugs that really hurt. Pot is one example. It was and still is on the Fed. banned list yet quite a few states realize it should not have been on the list. Now we see it being removed by states either fully, or for medical uses. I live in a Medical use State, and border with a full use state. What changed. Drug arrests went way down, and health went up. One of the leaders in this effort was a former Reb. Governor who now heads a large pot Co. but he was not far right. There are still some states that have done nothing. I think FL is one of them. We will see an end to the far right war on drugs, and it replaced with a thinking approach to the remaining problem once we get the far right out of power everywhere. This Nov. do not vote for anyone with an R behind their name.


The war on drugs failed and the war on poverty failed. So rather than try to make it a partisan issue, why not just accept the fact that there are things that by their nature and the limitations on government power that the pols simply cannot solve by just passing legislation.

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The Republicans scream long and loud that government cannot function. They go out of their way to make sure it cannot function and then they talk about trying to enforce gun laws as a way of stopping the butchering of our children in their schools. 

 

They scream about how it is a problem of mental illness and not gun control, then cut funding for mental health programs. 

 

There is only one solution. The same solution that is working so well in every other developed country in the world.  Ban.................private............gun.............ownership. If you want people to own guns, take the Swiss model.  Require them to serve in the military auxiliary and take weeks of training AND keep a weapon in the home under lock and key. Stop pretending that a gun anywhere in the vicinity makes anyone safe. 


@Richva, your idea will be just as effective as our war on drugs.  There are drugs in this country that are banned from possession, and consumption.  That is why we no longer have a problem with illegal drugs...Because we banned them.  The criminals always follow the laws so all we have to do is pass a new law...    Problem solved.      Go Figure.

 

 

 


Lets start with our war on Drugs was based on some far right notion we could just put things on a list with out a lot of study, or put in place a way to get people off drugs that really hurt. Pot is one example. It was and still is on the Fed. banned list yet quite a few states realize it should not have been on the list. Now we see it being removed by states either fully, or for medical uses. I live in a Medical use State, and border with a full use state. What changed. Drug arrests went way down, and health went up. One of the leaders in this effort was a former Reb. Governor who now heads a large pot Co. but he was not far right. There are still some states that have done nothing. I think FL is one of them. We will see an end to the far right war on drugs, and it replaced with a thinking approach to the remaining problem once we get the far right out of power everywhere. This Nov. do not vote for anyone with an R behind their name.

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jimc91:  @Richva, your idea will be just as effective as our war on drugs.  There are drugs in this country that are banned from possession, and consumption.  That is why we no longer have a problem with illegal drugs...Because we banned them.  The criminals always follow the laws so all we have to do is pass a new law...    Problem solved.      Go Figure.

 

 

 

Wonderful logic there. We can easily drop the murder rate to zero if we just make it legal. Who knew it could be that easy? Smiley Happy  Smiley Happy

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@Richvawrote:

The Republicans scream long and loud that government cannot function. They go out of their way to make sure it cannot function and then they talk about trying to enforce gun laws as a way of stopping the butchering of our children in their schools. 

 

They scream about how it is a problem of mental illness and not gun control, then cut funding for mental health programs. 

 

There is only one solution. The same solution that is working so well in every other developed country in the world.  Ban.................private............gun.............ownership. If you want people to own guns, take the Swiss model.  Require them to serve in the military auxiliary and take weeks of training AND keep a weapon in the home under lock and key. Stop pretending that a gun anywhere in the vicinity makes anyone safe. 


@Richva, your idea will be just as effective as our war on drugs.  There are drugs in this country that are banned from possession, and consumption.  That is why we no longer have a problem with illegal drugs...Because we banned them.  The criminals always follow the laws so all we have to do is pass a new law...    Problem solved.      Go Figure.

 

 

 

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The Republicans scream long and loud that government cannot function. They go out of their way to make sure it cannot function and then they talk about trying to enforce gun laws as a way of stopping the butchering of our children in their schools. 

 

They scream about how it is a problem of mental illness and not gun control, then cut funding for mental health programs. 

 

There is only one solution. The same solution that is working so well in every other developed country in the world.  Ban.................private............gun.............ownership. If you want people to own guns, take the Swiss model.  Require them to serve in the military auxiliary and take weeks of training AND keep a weapon in the home under lock and key. Stop pretending that a gun anywhere in the vicinity makes anyone safe. 

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