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said by pnh102: Everyone should agree with that, for financial reasons if nothing else.
IMO The "War on Drugs" should be ended. It is bad policy, ineffective, and then there is what you said... it is a literal shredding of our Bill of Rights.
The cost of chasing, proscuting and housing 2 million plus, non violent, mostly personal use drug "PoW's" boggles the mind and creates a dream businees opportunity inside this country (and the rest of the world) for the most violent members worst cartels on the planet.
decrimializtion, minmal taxation (need to keep the profit motive near zero) and free treatment would release billions towards health care and MANY other worthwhile NEEDS in this counrty without any tax increases.
Getting back to the point where it is the govt for the people, by the people, is a long road, but this would be a big step.