Secretary of State Clinton: "There's Too Much Money In It" to Legalize Drugs

Posted on by Steven Wong (Mr.Truther)
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I am sure that you have heard all of the propaganda surrounding drugs and their use. Drugs are bad. They break up families, destroy children's lives, and wreck countries. But, drugs are only bad if they are illegal...right? Just look at Mexico -- cartels are openly fighting the government. What are they fighting over? The illegality of drugs. What makes them bad is the fact that the government has mandated that those substances may not be possessed, sold, or transferred. The underlying reasons for the prohibition are debatable.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on a trip to Mexico and gave an interview. What she said in the interview is absolutely stupid. The answer to the question asked shakes the foundations of common sense (which almost nobody in government has). The question posed to her was, "In Mexico, there are those who propose not keeping going with this battle and legalize drug trafficking and consumption. What is your opinion?"

Mrs. Clinton's response: "I don't think that will work...It is not likely to work. There is just too much money in it. And I don't think that you can legalize small amounts for possession, but those who are making so much money selling, they have to be stopped."

Yes you read that correctly. She said that "there's too much money in it" and that is why she does not think that legalization is a good idea. Okay, what she just said flies in the face of economic systems the world over. Common sense tells you that if you make something legal that was previously illegal, the price will drop and the groups making tons of cash will be starved. With drugs being illegal, there is a "risk fee" added into the price of the drug. That is how criminals, under alcohol prohibition, made their money. Why are drugs any different?

Secondly, if something was to be made legal that was illegal, the price would immediately drop. Not only that, but the whole business that grew up around its illegal status would crumble. That, Mrs. Clinton, is how you stop those people from making money off of an illegal substance.

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What she said makes no sense. Get a clue: alcohol prohibition did not work. So drug prohibition has not and will never work out. Stopping criminals is easy...just legalize marijuana. That is a good starting point to cut the choke hold that the cartels have. And, the only reasons that marijuana is illegal is because we have idiots in government that would not know their asses from holes in the ground....and those same idiots would not know how to implement taxation of a naturally growing weed.

Should marijuana be legalized?

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Ok, so I just noticed that there are more no votes than yes and I was wondering why. What is so bad about mary jane that warrants prohibition? I mean, it does have legitimate medical uses and plants in the cannibis family, such as hemp, do have legit places in society. You can eat it, wear it, use its oils, write on it, and it is a great source of fuel. Not only that, but it is also a renewable resource. What's wrong?

Posted By Mr.Truther,

Its legal in CO!

Posted By Karla,

legalizing it is better than having 16 year old chain smokers

Posted By uknowwhoiam,

Certainly seems better tax the crap out of it and at least let the community benefit.

Posted By matt,

@karla, it is only legal for medicinal purposes (which is quite broad)
@matt, not only would the income from the crops be beneficial to the community, the things that can be done with marijuana and hemp are amazing. With hemp alone, this country could start the turnaround process from recession. Job creation is the key. The uses for hemp are almost limitless. I mean you can wear it, eat it, make rope out of it, make fuel from it, burn it for heat, use it to shade your house for lower power bills... you get the point. It would do very well for this country to legalize all forms of cannabis.

Posted By Mr.Truther,

Yes the government would get a nice check out of legalizing drugs, but that money would be nothing compared to what we'd save on drug-related incarcerations. Most "criminals" in tax-payer-funded prisons are there because of drug-related crimes. The money we'd save from not having to arrest, prosecute and house drug offenders would eclipse the amount generated via taxes. And surely the government can come up with something positive to do with the money?

Posted By cherreturns,

They could do something positive with the money....or they could still go and spend it on something like the bailouts or the continuous wars....I mean, damn, the government is corrupt it can always find a way to waste money.

Posted By Mr.Truther,

I agree 100 percent, I also recently posted about this same topic. It would be great if you checked it out, its on my blog page at and is titled "State Regulated Drug Stores!!??" Enjoyed reading your post and glad to know other people have the same view on the topic!

Posted By MyYoungMind,

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