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Greater Houston Skeptic Society Message Board › This ain't no conspiracy theory folks- just good old fashion hypocrasy

This ain't no conspiracy theory folks- just good old fashion hypocrasy

A former member
Post #: 6
Don't watch or read this if ye ain't ready to think deeply and discuss.

Houston, TX
Post #: 58
I have to disagree with the video linked.

If the government was looking to make a profit from drugs, the taxes collected -if they were legalized- would greatly outweigh what is collected through fines and major drug busts that result in confiscated funds. There would also not be the great expense of housing inmates that are only guilty of non-violent drug related crimes, or the man/woman-power and equipment costs used to bring these supposed criminals to "justice".

If the reason for making them illegal was just to imprison the lower class population, then designer drugs would be less likely to be on this list. Also, the expense of housing inmates plays another part in the fact that taking people that are free, and have the ability to be productive and contribute to society essentially creates a welfare case where in many instances there wasn't one. The state, or federal institution that they are then remanded to is responsible for making sure they have the necessities to sustain life, and in many cases give them extras for entertainment, and physical improvement as well as education opportunities at the cost of taxpayers.

My hypothesis is that the grounds for banning these substances are more religious much like Prohibition was. Prohibition in the United States that started in 1920 was largely because of religious lobbying (See: Temperance Movement) even though it was repealed in 1933.
Houston, TX
Post #: 59
I'd like to add that the video was posted by a "911 Truther". A subject that has been thoroughly debunked time, and time again. I seriously question the credibility of anything that this person would post due to the knowledge of the sort of things that they do accept as true.
user 7688777
Spring, TX
Post #: 1
Drugs were outlawed for several reasons. Some racist, to control the movement of blacks and also the Chicano,Mexican population in the southwest. A big reason had to do with Wm. Hearst and Dupont chemical. Dupont had finally come out with a chemical process for making paper from trees. Hearst owned a lot of forested land. Hemp was still cheap to make paper from and provided competition. Outlaw hemp/marijuana and Hearst had a free playing field with the added social bonus of a reason to arrest persons of a different culture to keep them down. It also provided employment for law enforcement who were out of a job when prohibition was repealed.
David F.
Houston, TX
Post #: 396
Remember the Nixon Whitehouse tapes? One of the things recorded was Nixon discussing ways they could stick it to the liberals. They came up with the idea of creating a war on drugs as a way of attacking liberals.
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