CNN reports on the war on drugs in Mexico. President Felipe Calderon is proposing stronger laws.
The plan would better coordinate federal and local police, seek to root out corruption and establish bases "so we are all integrated into a system of national public security," Calderon said.
Calderon is urging the regular citizens to get involved.
"To win the battle against crime, it is fundamental that the society get involved in this fight," he said.
Sounds like the same old blah, blah, blah to me. Stronger laws, citizen involvement, yeah, that should do it.
Lest I be thought of as one of the many who criticize without offering a solution, here is mine. Basically, what I'm saying is legalize drugs. With regards to Mexico, if drugs were legal in the US, those Mexican gangsters, as well as the Colombian ones would be out of business practically overnight.
What's your opinion? Do you think if drugs were legal we'd be giving tacit approval to their use? Whatever problems the legalization program created, don't you think they'd be offset by the tremendous monetary gains? I'm thinking not only of the taxes, but imagine how much stuff is sitting right now in the security lockers of all the police stations. It could be turned in and processed into legal product, a type of recycling.
Your comments are welcome.