Those wacky commies want to legalize hard drugs

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  1. Lloyd

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    Well, in Germany anyway. The German Left Party (who are mostly actual socialists, but who 20% of Germans still think should rule), at its national convention, has voted (211 yea, 173 nay) to include the legalization of hard drugs, specifically mentioning heroin and cocaine, into their programme for the next federal elections.

    While I would like for this sorry excuse for a political party (they are mostly comprised of old, wistful GDR-apologists and wannabe-commie airheads) to just collapse already, this is noteworthy as the first time a major political party (we currently have 5 parties major enough to get into federal parliament) in this country, and in Europe possibly, has not only seriously contemplated legalizing hard drugs, but actually voted to make it part of their policy.

    Source (in German, just run it through google translate if you think I'm talking out of my ass):
    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,793332,00.html
     
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    Good for them!
     
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    This is why I like the Germans, They have reason. Now why can't the U.S. be like that? Seriously there are to many right-winged conservative Christians that force their beliefs on the people.
     
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    Lol shut up stupid.
    I'm patiently waiting for this thread to get interesting. Somehow, a milquetoast shot in the dark at any lurking German socialists isn't the kind of troll that gets your blood boiling.

    Probably would have been better off injecting some Old Testament fury into your post, castigating leftists for being weak drug addicts who shirk their moral duties to God. Maybe imply that the majority of the party are dysfunctional atheists. Always seek to polarize, and bring in issues that are only tangentially related. Like, if someone said they were going to start a raw food diet, start throwing absurd shit out there like "GO HIT OFF YOUR BONG YOU FUCKING LIBERAL WELFARE CASE."
     
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    This is no shot at anybody. I live in Germany, and I support the legalization of drugs (albeit not socialism), and I know some people on this forum do (and some don't), so this is interesting to me.
     
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    It's not the first country in Europe. Since 2010 it's allowed in the Czech Republic to carry 1.5 grams of heroin, and the laws for actually producing hard drugs are even looser.

    Also, Portugal has decriminalized drug possession, which means that instead of using fines or prison if you get caught for carrying hard drugs, you have to go to therapy.
     
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    To get on topic: I don't see the harm in a social experiment like this. Germany has always been progressive, so this only seems like a natural step.

    We are talking about Germany here, the country that wants to abolish all forms of nuclear energy and switch to green or natural energy entirely.
     
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    They already have Heroin maintenance programs in place where the rest of the world uses Methadone or Suboxone. I think that legalization and taxation of hard drugs is probably the best thing we could do to solve our prison problems.
     
  9. Lloyd

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    What I like about our drug policy here, and to a lesser extent politics in general, in comparison to some other countries is that it is not as influenced by ideology. The ministers let independent experts advise them and actually act on what these experts think will work, not what fits their ideology or the ideology of their voter base.

    The minister of health (who is chiefly responsible for drug policy) is currently an FDP (our libertarian party) man, who is not known for his progressiveness, but he continued the fairly progressive drug policy begun by his pre-predecessor because it has yielded results, and so it was the pragmatic thing to do.
     
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    Any maps highlighting the regional support for this party? I want to see how DDR itself views this brand of progressivism/populism. :)
     
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    It's seems at the cover to be a good intentioned way of keeping prisons uncrowded, and getting some yummy taxes. Or it could be just a ploy to get more supporters if it's going to be their policy. Take it how you will.
     
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    I guess the new opium of the masses is processed opium.
     
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    With any luck I'll be living there at some point over the next year. Not that I expect this to have any effect upon me.
     
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    I'm all for it...