Are you concerned about the American national debt? Worried about an unbalanced budget? Scared of depression or inflation?
If America is ever going to be fiscally sound, America must get all drug users out of prison!
Sorry, but America just cannot afford enough prisons for all of its drug users. It is a matter of mathematics, history, and fact.
in order to afford drugs, an American must be either independently wealthy or a producer, a worker, a creator, or the kind of person that produces products and services that society depends upon for progress and a high standard of living. While imprisoned for drug use, workers are not producing nor are they a consumer.
It is a fact that only workers produce; wealth alone does not and cannot create, produce, or provide services or products, only workers are productive.
All working drug users have one other common attribute that is essential to the success of the American economy; all drug users are also consumers. When consumers are in prison, they are not buying nor are they paying taxes; instead the tax payers are buying for them. Therein lies a big, big problem (it is an item that contributes heavily to deficits).
It would be interesting to know just how much American taxpayers have saved in the costs of prisons, because of those States that have legalized marijuana.
Soon, if illegal drug use continues to be a crime punishable by imprisonment, the only Americans that will be out of prison, will be the American 1% of plutocrats, who can afford shyster lawyers, neither of which contributes to production of goods or services; plutocrats do not produce anything and are totally dependent upon workers who can produce and are also consumers.
Almost all Americans partake of some kind of drug, like caffeine, tobacco, or alcohol that doctors tell people are not fit for human consumption, except when they are a drug that is prescribed for someone? The only difference between imprisoned drug users and everyone else, is that a Congress of jackasses in Washington have declared selected drugs to be “illegal” and the consumption is punishable by imprisonment.
Americans learned absolutely nothing by the adoption of the Eighteenth Amendment to their Constitution.
The United States of America has the highest percentage of its population, in the world, that is in prison; a large percentage are “drug users”. It is painful to have to admit that the American democracy has the highest percentage of criminals in the world among its population. Congratulations America!
If America does not soon find a way to eliminate imprisonment of drug users, America will go bankrupt building prisons. It is an established fact. Actually, that isn’t funny. Is it? No! This is a serious matter.