Sad story about the state of part of Mexico

by jay @, Thursday, July 23, 2020, 15:16 (176 days ago) @ nicatnit
edited by jay, Thursday, July 23, 2020, 15:24

The only way México solves the cartel problem is:
A) Legalize Drugs in the USA and not just Marijuana and/or
B) call in the US Military and go full blown ISIS fighters
We know neither is going to happen

A. When it comes to legalization, I'm libertarian enough to want most drugs legalized, though highly regulated, but not all. No one wants to see coke and meth sold over the counter at 7-11. It seems like the best solution would be to make drugs easy enough to get legally (thereby undercutting the cartels); not so easy that it would result in a spike in addictions; yet not so difficult or expensive that it would result in a thriving black market. That's a very thin line to walk.

B. That's a very bad idea. I always find it puzzling that conservatives think that citizens of foreign countries always welcome US intervention, regardless of the severity of their own domestic problems. They never do. And it always ends badly for all concerned. (See Vietnam; Iraq; Portland; many others)

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