Originally Posted by Dr_Watso
...but I'm a huge fan of personal freedoms.
Freedom??? what is freedom? the fact you can do whatever you want providing it's within a set of rules, the infrastructure of a government, with all the regulations and prohibition involved? That's not freedom, it's just an illusion, freedom doesn't exist, at least not in the proper sense.
The world is set by rules, regulations and prohibitions. Freedom is a given model of how we should live on this planet, wherever you live.
Legalizing, regulating or banning drugs will change very little, it will still be around causing the same trouble, the same victims and the same deaths, and someone will still fill up their pockets with huge amount of money at the instance of others, unfortunately drugs will still be around, like guns, violence, murders, crimes, rapes alongside all these immoral subjects which are poisoning lives of millions of people around the globe.
This discussion is going round in circle, while all opinions can be worthy, it won't change a lot in the real world, we can't change greed, we can't change the fact there will be drug users, we can't change mankind.
//end of rant//