- Jul 27, 2008
Been tried and it doesn't work. Where there is a buyer there will always be a seller. The laws of economics won't change just to suit your crime and punishment sensibilities.
The solution rests in legalization and treatment, not in trying to find new and harsher ways to punish people. At what point are you going to stop? When we have the death penalty for selling drugs and the drug rate is still going up? Take a look at the current penalties and tell me how much further we have to go before that is the reality.
If it was tried and didn't work, doen't mean that legalization and treatment are the way to go.