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Dead Wild Roses: War On Drugs Still a Losing Battle

Why are drugs still illegal? I wrote a while ago about the success of Portugal, where all drugs were legalized, and the money previously used to enforce drug laws were instead used to fund social programs to help those with drug problems. Not only was Portugal’s drug abuse problem significantly reduced, but HIV and crime . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: War On Drugs Still a Losing Battle

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s Prostitution Bill C-36 ‘Offends’ Charter: Legal Experts

Over 200 legal experts from across Canada recently wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to protest Bill C-36, the Conservatives new prostitution law.

The post Harper’s Prostitution Bill C-36 ‘Offends’ Charter: Legal Experts appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The prohibition of guns – and the violence it will create

Gerald Celente is right, as usual: he said, look at how the government handled the prohibition of alcohol – it was a disaster. They completely failed. All they managed to do, was to push organized crime through the roof. Alcohol didn’t disappear, but crime soared. Look at the so-called “war on drugs.” Over $300 billion . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The prohibition of guns – and the violence it will create

Politics and its Discontents: Legalization Of Marijuana – The Need For A Vigorous Debate

I believe the sterotype is that as we get older, our views become more entrenched and conservative. In my own life, I have found the opposite to be true.

When I was young, I was certainly to the right of centre in my social views. I was a supporter of capital punishment, and felt severe . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Legalization Of Marijuana – The Need For A Vigorous Debate

The Scott Ross: Republicans Show Government Can Create Jobs

One month after the Sandy Hook shootings, with fears of an assault weapons ban, not only are sales for assault rifles at record highs, but all gun sales are up, ammunition sales are up, and even firearm stocks are up.

The irony of all this is that all these people who are now buying up . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Republicans Show Government Can Create Jobs

Dead Wild Roses: Prohibition is Still Failing. Portugal Shows That Decriminalization Works

When I was quite young and much more naive than I am today, I was talking to my dad about drugs. We were talking about all the negative health effects of smoking in school, so I told my dad that I thought that it would be a wonderful idea if smoking was made illegal. Within . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Prohibition is Still Failing. Portugal Shows That Decriminalization Works