Vicente Fox Calls for Drug Legalization to End Violence
Vicente Fox, Ex-President of Mexico, believes that it is in the best interests of his country to legalize the production and sale of drugs in order to curb the violent actions of the cartels. And not just marijuana either. No, we're talking high end drugs like cocaine and heroin. Legalize them, no more cartel violence. That's the logic being presented by Fox.
However, it's not Mexico's fault for all this violence by the cartels (that primarily takes place in Mexico,) it's the fault of the U.S. as well. The U.S. is at fault for being the demand part of the supply & demand economic system, as well as supplying all the guns. In a recent interview Fox stated, “What is happening is that this huge market of the United States in drug consumption, the largest in the world, is generating the weapons that are sold to Mexican cartels, and is generating the money that is laundered in the United States and brought to Mexico,” Fox said.
Frankly, he's not wrong. According to the ATFE, that's the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives for those of you scoring at home, over 90% of the guns used by the cartels in Mexico are coming from the U.S. If anyone would want us to put up a wall between the borders, you'd think it would be Mexico. Halt the flow of drugs out, halt the flow of guns in. I know, there is still sea and air, but it's a start.
Fox believes that legalizing drugs would make it harder for the cartels to consolidate power with their crazy mad profits. So who is going to make the drugs if not the cartels? The government? Is the government going to start making drugs? If then, what if the private consumer wants to make drugs, say, a cartel. How is the government going to then enforce and regulate the sale when they can't even get a handle on the cartels now?Continued on the next page