Drug War Robots Are Not the Answer

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Time Magazine reports on the proliferation of flying drones that spy on drug smugglers from the sky. I'm sure our brave drug war soldiers love sending in remote control robots to do their dirty work, but Time takes things way too far by surmising that these creepy drones might become a game-changing force in the war on drugs:

Indeed, with drones playing an increasing role in U.S. military operations — some 7,000 are in use today, up from just around 100 in the year 2000 — it only stands to reason that drug drones will soon join America's growing stealth arsenal. That's especially true at a time when many in Congress are questioning the cost-effectiveness of a drug war (which has poured more than $5 billion in U.S. aid to Colombia alone this decade) that intercepts tons of narcotics each year but rarely seems to put appreciable dents in eradicating crops like coca, the raw material of cocaine, or reducing the flow of marijuana, coke, heroin and methamphetamine into the U.S.

This is backwards logic. The fact that the drug war consistently and colossally fails to reduce the drug supply is not an argument for spending millions on gigantic flying drones. We should have learned the opposite lesson by now.

Seriously, stop building futuristic drug war machines. We've taken things way, way too far already.
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The whole idea is galctically retarted. The DEA has a lot of really smart and capable people working for them. The problem is that they are hamstrung by the morality of law and order. Another problem is that for every smart and capable DEA guy, there are dozens of equally smart and capable drug dealers, producers, chemists...etc.,etc.,etc. Plus they aren't hamstrung by any moral code such as a constitution.

The whole point is that prohibition is totally uselss. All that these expenisve drones will do is to further protract a war whose primary "success" has been to make some very dangerous people...very, very rich. It is so painfully evident that prohibition of drugs is useless however, it is also a painful reality that the United States is so invested in prohibition that it will take a radical act of God to get the retards in charge of this policy to abandon it.

So all I can say is have fun with your drones...Oh thou DEA guys. Waste a lot of taxpayer money, and keep working toward your pensions I guess.

"Hamstrung by the morality of law and order"?

There is no morality in the "law and order" crowd, nor in the unjust "justice" system.

The Constitution is NOT a "hamstring", it is a document that is supposed to limit the power of government and maximize the freedom of individuals. It is the supreme law of the land which every part of government is supposed to obey and uphold.

The so called "war on drugs" is absolutely unconstitutional, and if the lawmakers refuse to honor and obey the Constitution, and law enforcement feels it's a "hamstring" to their ability to harass the people and lock them in cages, then we need a whole new Constitutional government, a whole new Constitutional police force, and a whole new Constitutional justice system. Fire them all and start over, demanding obedience to the Constitution at EVERY step.

I'm pro-choice on EVERYTHING!

DEA Routinely Violates US Constituton

"Plus they aren't hamstrung by any moral code such as a constitution. "

That applies to the sociopaths within DEA who routinely violate the US Constitution, and those 'courts' that sanction it.

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