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Making War on Drugs
Jul 26th, 2018 at 8:14am
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This doesn't get much air time-

http://thecrux.com/how-trump-ends-the-opioid-crisis/

Portugal did the right thing, and it worked.
  
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Re: Making War on Drugs
Reply #1 - Jul 26th, 2018 at 11:18am
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Jeff wrote on Jul 26th, 2018 at 8:14am:
This doesn't get much air time-

http://thecrux.com/how-trump-ends-the-opioid-crisis/

Portugal did the right thing, and it worked.


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It also started treating drug addiction like a public health matter, instead of a criminal one.


When these sort of serious matters are written about by Americans, we can usually conclude that there's a lie of two buried in the story.

Not to discount Portugal's success! It's great and it demonstrates social responsibility.

The lie is in the fact that Norway's system has been practicing socially responsibility in the criminal justice system for years, and it doesn't "just" apply to street drugs.

And of course we know that the Netherlands and the rest of the world has done so too, on a comparitive basis with the US.

Does Trump intend to copy the Europeans? He could start with a moderated approach by copying Canada, or any other prison system that isn't about to burst at the seams.

This my friend, is libertarianism in action!
  
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