Tell Congress, "¡Ya Basta de Sangre!" No More Blood Spilled in Mexico. Legalize Drugs
  • Petitioned Rep. John Garamendi

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Tell Congress, "¡Ya Basta de Sangre!" No More Blood Spilled in Mexico. Legalize Drugs

    1. J. Reed Brundage
    2. Petition by

      J. Reed Brundage

      Chicago, United States

Mexico is bleeding to death. The blood of over 40,000 Mexicans has been spilled in the "War on Drugs." Mexican citizens have begun a campaign to oppose this war, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity. The war, begun by Mexican President Calderon in 2006, is supported directly by the U.S. through the Merida Initiative and in many other ways. At the same time, there is concern in the U.S. government that Mexico may become a "failed state."

The drug cartels that this "war" is trying to defeat - and that may well create a "failed state" - make billions of dollars each year in the illegal drug market in the U.S. This market is created and maintained by U.S. laws that prohibit the sale and consumption of these drugs. Thus, the blood of these 40,000 Mexicans is on the hands of the United States.

If there is to be no more blood spilled in Mexico and it is to be saved from "failing," the United States Congress must end drug prohibition and establish the regulated, legal sale of currently illegal drugs. 

This petition is targeting the members of the two congressional committees that have ovesight of drug laws: the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

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    • patrick Chaney ALLSTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      We spend billions on the war on drugs and still the United States consumes more drugs than any other nation. This is a public health problem not a criminal problem! Legalize and regulate!

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    • Jakop Nazaretyan ASTORIA, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      "Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."

      Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), U.S. President.

      Speech, 18 Dec. 1840, to Illinois House of Representatives

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    • Terry Bevins DOYLESTOWN, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because there are over a thousand great reasons for the us to change its drug policy and lean toward legalization of drugs! STOP THE CORRUPTION AND KILLING NOW! SHAME ON OUR GOVERNMENT! The absolute worst thing about drugs is they are illegal! Let the truth be told. End the corruption!

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    • Liz Wharton DAPHNE, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      I sign this petition because I respect and honor the Mexican Free People who are being oppressed, murdered and enslaved by Drug Trafficers who are supported by the laws of the United States.

      I sign this petition because the State in which I live enacted the most hateful legislation concerning "illegal immigration" in the history of these United States.

      I believe that legalizing, for instance marijuana, would not only put billions of dollars into USA tax coffers but would make it so much less appealing for teenagers and children. Addiction is a problem, the question is, is marijuana addictive or is it compelling?

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    • mark montes FREMONT, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Prohibition has never worked. The only reason to continue this so called WAR on Drugs is for personal profits of the Corporations that benefit form it in the Arms and and Prison industries.

      Originally the lawas against Pot were established for racist motives in the 1930's. It took two tries to finally get the Federal laws making drugs illegal on the books in the early 1900's becuase originally (and rightfully so) these laws were deemed unconstitutional.

      The government of the US has Primary responsibility for all the innocent deaths that have occured ove the last 30 years of this war. In the Spirit of American capitalism these Drug Kingpins are just creating businesses and with no regulations they use the only means they have to stamp out competition which is violence.

      Alchohal and Tobacco still kill more Americans than all the drugs combined. Lega,ize, Legalize, Legalize

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