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What more can we do to stop drugs from getting into America? Republican View

I am doing a presentation on the drug wars, the republican side, and i dont know what to do about stopping the drugs crossing the border.. we already do quite a lot, what more could we do?

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Nothing; as long as Americans a desire to use drugs there will always drugs smuggled in this country. As long as there is money to be made you can't stop it

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http://www.gop.com/2012-republican-platform_exceptionalism/#Item17

"The war on drugs and the war on terror have become a single enterprise. We salute our allies in this fight, especially the people of Mexico and Colombia. We propose a unified effort on crime and terrorism to coordinate intelligence and enforcement among our regional allies, as well as military-to-military training and intelligence sharing with Mexico, whose people are bearing the brunt of the drug cartels’ savage assault."

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Excellent and confirmatory of my understanding. I love to read your stuff! Star
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fire the CIA. they control columbia and the export of cocane that comes into america. how many years have they been in colombia now 40 is it? central inelegance. they are either not to swift at their jobs or , there is a shxx load of money to be made there and here.

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Legalize pot and it will be grown here so illegal and violent cartels and gangs won't have to bring it in.

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Build a wall between us and mexico. I watched border patrols, one area in the government I think we could get bigger on. Lol. Really as long as there is a demand, there will be a way.I know this, I once was behind bars, prison. Every time the correctional officers made a rule, the inmates just find a way around it. Does that mean stop, or don't try? No, many instances they found our weapons on the yard, they found the alcohol, etc. Alcohol, Dr_GS are the most common reasons for someone getting hurt. Alcohol being the easier to get, and the cheapest, is the most common. I watched a guy get stabbed cause he was drunk and refused to shake hands with the other leader when they came to an agreement. The other took it as disrespectful, the next time the doors open there was a riot. My point is, no matter what, we will always have a problem. But we can make it hard, put big dents. I think a big part would get the countries were this stuff is coming from, involved.

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I admire so much the way YOU have turned your life around. !!!!!
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Thank You, I appreciate it. It wasn't me though...it was God! I just asked, He did the rest.
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1. Reduce the demand the same way we reduced demand for tobacco.
2. Provide good jobs for people in Columbia, etc so the populace can do something other than grow coca.
3. The money is being laundered. Take away the money, and the drugs stop flowing. We need better forensic accounting.
4. Use foreign police and army to interrupt manufacture and shipment. Let them in on intel, as they prove trustworthy.
5. Continue counter-drug operations on the high seas and over friendly airspace.
6. Enforce the border to Mexico and provide surveillance-in-depth for the most likely narco-traffic routes.

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This is what we have been doing all along and it hasn't worked. With all due respect, it's time to try alternative tactics.
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All due respect, I have served on the front line doing counter drug ops. OP asked for the Republican view, that's what I gave. There are good think tanks that have great studies. Why not read one of them? I found them very enlightening.
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Do away with cash

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Better border security.
Work with the countries and their law enforcement who are known suppliers to the United States.
Perhaps legalize marijuana and tax the crap out of it in hopes people will stay with it, highly doubtful.
How about some people in the Justice Department who actually have regard for all laws, enforce them and actually care. When you have an administration who runs guns to drug cartels and rebels in foreign countries it's a tough and almost un-winnable battle. Not to mention a political party and administration who wants to let millions and millions of illegal immigrants flood the country without knowing they're mental and criminal history.

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We should have effective border control from Mexico. The drugs come from Columbia in South America. The Republicans have done all they can to get this taken care of but Obama has not wanted to spend money on this. Instead he gives money to our enemies. Help the sheriff in AZ. I get letters from him but cannot help him. I get too many letters asking for help, like dozens and dozens.

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