But I think the government needs to play a role in protecting its citizens,
Well then what's the point of the government then?
I would consider life a right, and if drugs get out of control in a country, then that right is being taken away from the user and the people the user hurts in the process of using or obtaining drugs.
If drugs are the cause of life being stolen, then I believe it is the government's duty to help prevent that.
The government shouldn't try and protect the public from everything because something's always going to kill someone,
I mean, what good do drugs honestly give to a society? I can't think of one thing
Well are we talking marijuana or like heroin and meth? Because marijuana is not really an issue, but hard drugs are no good
Well what do you think we should do with hard-core druggies who commit crimes and hurt people? Not arrest them? I guess conseling could work
. I think that we're nipping some problems in the bud by making hard drugs illegal, honestly
I've seen lots of people that I know screw their life up because they got arrested for having and using drugs, and honestly, we'll talk about it and there's no appeal to do it because a) its horrible for you b) if you get arrested your life is not going to be the same. I think it's just another negative factor to using drugs, instead of a plus. It may excite some people to be "bad" and try drugs and stuff
but I think it turns people away too.