This can be the most controversial of the libertarian positions.
People who support Prohibition usually support it for several
common reasons. They believe the world will be more dangerous or
their children will be more likely to get involved with drugs. These
responses will try to show them how the world will be safer as a result
of relegalizing drugs.
We will no longer have to parole violent felons from prison to make room
for drug users
Police will be able to shift all the resources that go to finding and prosecuting
drug users and focus on violent thieves, rapists, and murderers.
Drug Prices will plummet, therefore, theft by drug users will plummet as
well since they need less money to support their habit
Drug Dealers will no longer carry out turf wars and drive by shootings
once drugs can be legally provided
There is no incentive to get your children hooked on drugs or selling drugs.
By reducing the profits that can be made from selling drugs, children and
teenagers are more likely to get a legitimate job because more money can
be made in that job
The War on Drugs is over and we lost. (Courtesy of Anthony Bernardo)
NORML The granddaddy of the drug legalization movement
November Coalition This is a group of people whose families have been negatively affected by the War on Drugs.
The Case for Legalization Academic Paper on the failuress of the Drug War
Drug War Facts Speaks for itself
Drug Library Online Very similar to the page above.
Mock Debate The DEA offers advice on how to debate legalization advocates. Not a joke.
Shattered Lives Puts a very human face on the reality and costs
of the Drug War. Tells the stories of children orphaned and property seized as first-time nonviolent
drug offenders are thrown in prison. It isn't just a story book. It comes with hard facts and statistics
Drug Crazy The history of the Drug War. Comes highly recommended.
detailing the cost of this war and discusses ways to end it.
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