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A message I’d like to see sent to the U.S.

In this article: Legalization a Controversial Weapon in Mexico’s Drug War, we find the usual talk about Latin American leaders calling for discussions of legalization, and Kerlikowse’s nonsense rebuttals.

But I enjoyed the go-it-alone suggestion:

This has led some advocates to suggest Mexico should go it alone. At the very least, they say, allowing drug production and sale in Mexico would relieve law enforcement of the obligation to fight cartels.

According to Castaneda, that would make stopping the flow of drugs – and the violence that goes with it – the US’s problem.

‘You don’t have to do it,’ he said. ‘You tell the Americans, you guys do it, if you’re so excited about this. But we don’t have to do it anymore because it’s not the law in Mexico.”

That would sure ruffle some feathers.

If that were to happen, it would be interesting to see how quickly some ignorant Representative from the southern states called for a military invasion of Mexico.

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10 comments to A message I’d like to see sent to the U.S.

  • claygooding

    Can you say milliseconds?

    I think that our government has proven beyond a shadow of doubt that they are the “reefer madness” they warned us about.

  • darkcycle

    Ahhh, but wouldn’t that be a peach?

  • Duncan20903

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    Isn’t it a shame that during the days of the National Prohibition Act of 1919 that America didn’t share a border with a country where drinking alcohol remained perfectly legal? If only Canada hadn’t waited until 1934 to open up it’s country, we might even have a working model for reference.

    Damn those Canadians. I’m bored, let’s make them jump through some hoops. Stupid Canuckistani tricks are always good for a laugh. Come on Harper, heel! Sit…Harper! Sit! Good boy, Good boy Harper, here’s a treat yum yum yum! Harper’s our good little lapdog, yes he is! …now, roll over and play dead. Good boy, good boy, now write a letter to Mexico and tell them they’re bad, bad dogs. No doggy treats for Señor Calderón! Señor Calderón es un perro faldero mal! Perro malo!

    Hey even better, let’s make Canada invade Mexico!

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  • TINMA

    Ah, but isn’t this the way its headed folks? People around the world getting tired of our so called leaders sticking their nose in everyones buisness? Aren’t we as a nation headed to a go it alone status? Hasn’t our expansionist agenda caused a us to wear out our welcome everywhere we go?

    When our leaders are no long welcome , who then will be their targets?

    I believe the answer is us…the people.

    The pot smokers, anti-war activist…ect ect ect.

    • Duncan20903

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      Don’t tell me, let me guess, you don’t read the news very much? Well, you’ve got some catching up to do. Why not start on Nov 22, 1963 and just skim the highlights. Once you get a framework for reference we can start looking at some specific politicians from that decade.

  • stayan

    Spoken almost as if the whole ‘sovereign state’ thing was a totally new concept.

    “Wait, what!? We don’t have to adopt the same laws as the Americans!?”

    • Duncan20903

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      Everyone is making fun of Rick Perry this morning. OK, that’s nothing new but today it’s because he said we needed to build a pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the US because every gallon of oil that we get from up there is a gallon of oil that we don’t have to buy from a foreign country. What, there are people that think that Canada won’t give it to us for free if we order them to do so? Heck, I think we should make them pay to build the pipeline. Seriously, this idea is even better than the US income tax for Canadians. But heck, let’s do both.

      Score one for the Rickster! Hmm, do you think we could make Canada take him away and give him a good home? No, that likely would be pushing our luck a bit too far. A good bully knows that there’s a limit to the number of times you can make a victim say Uncle.

  • warren

    Also if the drug addiction problem is as large as the u.s. says it is after legalization in mexico open drug rehabs in Ciudad Juarez.Make them available to u.s. citizens. Good for health and employment.

  • iDub

    i’d go to Mexico a lot more 😉