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Fri Apr 20, 2012, 10:38 AM

When we have prisons, surveillance, and weapons systems...

....that are private sector for-profit incentivised then this is what we get...endless "war".

Crony fatcat private contractors funding campaigns (Citizens United) to further their business interests in border security and the privatized prison system.

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Former NM Gov. Gary Johnson: Legalize marijuana to reduce violence

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson (R) knows what it’s like to wade out to the fringes of an issue and wait for everyone else to catch up with him.

Back in 1999, he was onto flaking ”harm reduction” policies before the whole political establishment, including President Barack Obama’s own people, adopted the meme. Today, he’s ahead of the curve again, this time on pinpointing a clear strategy for reducing violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Right now, 75 percent of the cartels’ activities revolve around marijuana,” the Libertarian Party presidential candidate told Raw Story recently. “I think as a nation, when we legalize marijuana, we’re going to take giant steps toward drug reform, which will start off with looking at drugs as a public health issue, rather then a criminal justice issue. I just think legalizing marijuana at least a 75 percent reduction in border violence due to the drugs .”

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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/20/former-nm-gov-gary-johnson-legalize-marijuana-to-reduce-violence/


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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:12 PM

1. THANK YOU for this statement

In Ga. we went to "privatize pris ions" and lawmakers are tripping over each other to make laws more severe . End result--- more folks in pris ion, more money for the pris ion owners. Our MORON ga. congress lives on "Freebies",from these and other scumbag companies. Check out our Ethic laws in Ga.---Oh I forgot,there not any
nu ff' said,peace be with you

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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:25 PM

2. I wonder if we could pay for health care

from the money we would save by making marijuana legal?

Imagine - the money that the DEA now takes to fight 75% of the drug war could go toward preventive care.

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