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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Do You Agree Or Disagree?


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tough call. I think I will sit this one out.

Anonymous said...

No I do not agree. We are a democracy not communist.

Anonymous said...

We're a Republic, not a Democracy. Learn the Pledge of Allegiance, 8:23.

Anonymous said...

Agree!

Anonymous said...

Ah , I agree , get it on. That would stop the drug activity.
My son and I were talking this morning about the prisons. We both feel all criminals should be put to death right now. Then we could start over again and see how and who would take the chance. Also , we feel that if an officer calls stop or I'll shoot 3 times , then Boom! Then we start with the lawyers , put them in prison , the professors aned finally the political people.

Anonymous said...

Shoot them. Shoot the boarder jumpers too! I would rather spend 7,000 on a funeral than 60,000 to house and feed them in jail.

Anonymous said...

9:21 am
You the man! Amen!

Anonymous said...

Some impoverished peasant who was picking poppies since she was 4.

Are you insane?

Thank you, but I don't really want to be like China.

Some of the rantings here are so against the principles this country was founded on, it's scary.

smitty240 said...

We can do better than this. We have all the Federal prison system (closed military bases) to put these volunteer criminals in, with 1 condition. They will be up @ 4AM, out working on an infrastructure project (hard f'n labor) by 6AM, shot if they attempt escape, and back to the barbed wire hotel at 7PM. Lights out at 9PM in lock down cells.

Sounds harsh? Well, the hours are all too similar to those of productive members of society, they will be earning their keep and offsetting the costs of their incarceration. No big screen TV, no game room, no exercise room (let them get that out working), and limited family visits.

Sounds rather harsh you say? They had a choice, and this is the one they made, not someone else.

Anonymous said...

Real decisions are not easy. Someone has to do it before this drug infested world destroys any normal perspective.

Anonymous said...

Legalize it!

Anonymous said...

Putting people in jail for drug use is useless. Treat them, and/or give them their drug of choice, so they don't have to rob me to pay for it.
Now as far as the rest of the violent criminals, I say use electric scrotal implants, and give the guards a remote control. The same for all on probation linked to a GPS central control. If they are not in their house when they should be, give them a little reminder. (See not everyone is all liberal or all conservative)

Anonymous said...

Smitty,

As a mostly-liberal democrat, I completely agree with you. It makes sense, seems rational, and takes care of the infrastructure crisis facing this country.

Because of those things though, it will never happen.

To most everyone else here:
You are all ready to become like communist China, and you have the audacity to claim that you are patriotic freedom lovers? How the hell do you define being a Republican? Would Ronald Reagan agree with you?

blutojthetotmom said...

Ditto,some of you people are extreme to the point of being scary!Drugs are evil,but not that handle of Johhnie Walker or case of cheap beer you swill every weekend.Hypocrites.
And if you want to stop all the drug related crimes you simply decriminalize drugs.When Prohibition ended,the gangs had to find other rackets.Read your history.Who the hell are any of us to tell another adult what they can put in their bodies?Its a social issue,not a legal one.The war on drugs is an abyssmal failure,just like the War on Poverty it is a black hole from which issues a giant sucking sound with no end in sight.More government and more extreme enforcement hasnt worked.

Anonymous said...

Foolish dreamers, the road to freedom and a great society has always been paved with blood. IMHO it always will be. I bet the earth will be glad when we are all gone.

Anonymous said...

I think swift executions would sove a lot of problems.

Anonymous said...

blutojthetotmom- i agree 100%. i couldnt of said it better

Anonymous said...

I've always heard stats something to the point of with the money our government spends on the "war on drugs" we could buy every opium field in the world and burn it to the ground... wonder how true it is?

problem with drugs, they keep finding new ones... you can make meth with a few household chemicals and over the counter drugs

Rob S

10001110101 said...

11:02~Good idea! I am with you.

Anonymous said...

I agree with blotj. To legislate a hunger is to go against everything this country was founded on.(Lincoln) Pursuit of happiness Rules!! It helps the economy too. And you two with the 'shoot all criminals' attitude are a bit too self righteous for me,for I have occasionally let a parking meter run out. And 11:02 don't let my wife get THAT remote!!!

Anonymous said...

bluto- I have to agree with your post too. Acohol is a drug too- one that has a negative impact on millions of people a day, but no one really focuses on it because it is legal. Oh- and socially acceptable, of course.

I had a grad school professor who said that he didn't think marijuana would ever be a legal drug in this country- because the government wouldn't be able to make money by taxing it/regulating it, etc. Anyone anywhere can grow some mary jane- it's not like tobacco- doesn't require special soil, weather conditions, etc.

I don't know that I agree with his theory wholeheartedly, but I think he's got a valid (and interesting) point.

Anonymous said...

De-criminalize it, tax it, and treat it like what it is, a public health problem, not a criminal justice problem. The war on drugs has been an abject failure.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anon 10:12am. California has a bill right now considering legalization of marijuana. The taxes called for in the bill would bring in over $1 billion/year in revenue. The cost to arrest, process, try and house the people for possession would save another $500 million. California wrote IOUs to people who were to get a tax refund this past year. If ever there was a clear cut case of repealing prohibition on a state level this is it.