This violent crime happened in my backyard and very close to the home of our US Congressional Representative. The perpetrators of this crime thought they could enrich themselves without notice because the victim was operating in a marketplace our drug prohibition laws has been trying to down for 93 years. Our Congressman wants to blame this murder on the product. That murder that happened in MY backyard and is happening in neighborhoods all over cities in the US are a result of prohibition laws. The untold deaths as a results of these laws and also by the efforts to enforce these laws are very disturbing. Our lawmaker want set on the political sideline and blame the violence on the drug. Our lawmakers relate as Congressman Wickerdoes, ” Drugs are a danger to American society and pose a serious threat to the safety and stability of our families and neighborhoods.” while there is absolutely no proof these laws help anyone. Every treatment center bed in the USA is filled and a long waiting list. Why don’t they show some results of the laws. Something better than how many arrests they made and how many kilos of drugs were taken off the streets. No, no, no give me something a little better than a teenage girl that is just out of the legal system from some drug law infraction telling their parents and at the DEA what they would like to hear.
Why can’t we get a hearing or maybe a study on this type of crime. They stop telling me how many coco crops we have destroyed in Colombia It really makes a big difference in Tupelo. (sic)
These prohibition laws were created in 1914 by the Harrison Act and it included only two products. Both had been around for for more than two thousand years. A third was added in 1937. Proof show it has been around 10,000 years. At times these prohibition laws succeed in slowing the rate of these product getting to the consumer. Then the famous economist Samuel Adams’s Laws of supply and demand take effect. Other similar product are put into the marketplace. I am sure Mr. Adams would cry in his sleep if he could witness our prohibition laws and their effect on our society. In 1973 our lawmakers reused themselves from adding to this list and gave this responsibility to the Judicial Department. with the only requirement, “Potential for abuse”. Today we have eighteen.
This is a perfect example of how oblivious our Congress is our of the people they represent. Of, course he was not home. At least I never see him.
My thoughts are a little scattered, but I am mad. Very dangerous for a Manic Depressive. I will pay later.