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  •  It's a valid question (1+ / 0-)
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    but to place it above the economy, Iraq, Gitmo and countless other issues, is just sad.

    •  That's just wrong (1+ / 0-)
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      There are more people in prison and more violations of the 4th Amendment due to the War on Drugs than 1,000 Gitmos.

      Bring the WAR home

      Starve the corporate beast, buy local!

      by EthrDemon on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 10:48:16 AM PST

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    •  Not sad, elegant (1+ / 0-)
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      Through a single solution, relatively easy to implement, it is possible to solve several problems, ameliorate others (terrorism financing, wholesale slaughter on along the Mexican border - which is sure to spill over, btw) while at the same time opening up economic opportunities. Just think what bringing this industry onto the books would mean for California's economy and tax revenues.

      Not to mention revenue saved in the law enforcement, judicial and incarceration sectors.

      I think the cost-benefit relationship is so sensational that this needs to be high on the list.

    •  The war on drugs (2+ / 0-)
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      EthrDemon, m4gill4

      destroys countless lives around the world.  The entire country of Mexico is slipping into chaos due to it.  It influences politics in sensitive places like Afghanistan.

      If the war on drugs isn't an important issue then I don't know what is.

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