Originally Posted by RubberSponge
You not even slowing it down. You're actually slowing yourself down. Before you know, manufacturing has changed locations, shipments have changed logistically. And you don't know where it is coming from again. The desire is still there, it always will be. It's an unwinnable war that we have been fighting our entire lives. Think about that for a minute. The drug war has been going on our entire lives and we haven't made any gains with the choosen course. Why continue?
Most Law Enforcement even admit that they are usually behind the game in every aspect.
I agree. It needs to be a two-pronged approach.
But the states were able to significantly reduce the amount of cocaine flowing in from Columbia during the 70's.....when they tried. They could also deal a significant blow to the Mexican Marijuana trade by eliminating MJ prohibition and controlling it themselves, as well putting immense military pressure on the Cartels.
It has to start somewhere. Right now, it seems like all we do is try to stop it at the border. That's never going to work. We're being reactionary when we need to be far more proactive.
It's seeped and infected our borders. A few months ago me and my wife were on Facebook and came across pictures of local gang members in our community posing for photos with AK's and other guns, admittedly given to them by the cartels across the border.
Right now, Logan Heights gang, just a few minutes from Downtown San Diego, is sitting there being funded by Mexican Cartels.
How much longer are the Feds going to sit there with their thumbs up their ass?