We have given extensive coverage to the deadly debacle that is Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s War on Drugs here at The 420 Times. The sheer amount of death and heartache that inhabits the Mexican nation currently is impossible to put into words.
Make no mistake, the Mexican government’s war with the drug cartels is the direct cause of all this death. Of course that is not to say the cartels are the good guys; they are a violent and disgusting bunch of thugs who kill innocent women and children for profit – they are the scum of the scum.
But the way to defeat them is not gun battles. The markets that feed them their profits have to be destroyed, and many of those markets would collapse overnight with drug legalization.
But legalization in Mexico alone won’t solve the problem since most of the cartel’s products are consumed at inflated prices here in the U.S. Only a worldwide end to drug prohibition will destroy the black market and the massive profits that fuel drug cartels everywhere, whether it be Mexico, Colombia, Afghanistan or somewhere else.
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