The United States has long been considered to be losing the war on drugs.

We now have laws prohibiting the use of narcotics, but they are nevertheless as prevalent as ever. We’re dealing with an ongoing opioid crisis and escalating dangers as a result of the Biden administration’s policies.

What I mean is that as more people cross the border, the amount of fentanyl available has increased as well. That substance is extremely lethal. I honestly have no idea why someone would want to take drugs that contain or may contain it.

Call it a conspiracy theory, but maybe that’s the point. Maybe the government got in on it and since they can’t stop the drugs, they are going to stop the people who do the drugs, therefore there is no more demand for it. I highly doubt that this is the case, but it was a thought that I had, nonetheless.

Because we’re losing the war on drugs, many have said that we should just legalize them. Afterall, look at states that have legalized marijuana. Aren’t they doing just fine? Well, that depends on who you ask and in reality, there is a major difference between marijuana and hard drugs like heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine.

But what you may not be aware of is that Oregon actually decriminalized hard drugs not too long ago. So, what have been the results do the measure? Did crime go down? Did drug use go down? Not a chance. In 2019, before the law went into effect, there were a total of 280 drug overdoses in Oregon. Jump forward to 2021 and what we saw was 607 drug overdoses amounting to a 216% increase!

Is this because of the bill alone? Sadly, it’s difficult to say because of the pandemic and everything that came out of it. However, Oregon’s Secretary of State stated the reason why they passed the law to decriminalize hard drugs:

“When the voters of Oregon passed Measure 110, we did so because it was a change of policy in Oregon to improve the lives of people, to improve our communities, and in the years since, we haven’t seen that play out. Instead, in many communities in Oregon, we’ve seen the problem with drug addiction get worse,” Fagan said.

I’d say that it was a massive failure, but that’s what you get for being stupid.

Daniel

Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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  • Good chance it’s the deranged ANTIFA/BLM leftists engaged in Darwin’s natural selection. I’ll shed a tear later.

  • For one, users of illegal drugs of that type trend toward Democrat or aren’t involved in politics. Second, they tend to be involved in criminal activity or at the least negligent and incompetent as to be a burden or danger to others. Given the above, they can’t OD fast enough. It’s trash that takes itself out. They made the decision to get into it, them paying the price for bad decisions is Darwin Awards all around.

  • “We’re dealing with an ongoing opioid crisis & escalating dangers as a result of Biden administration’s policies.  As more people cross the border, the amount of fentanyl available increased as well.  Look at states that have legalized marijuana, they’re doing just fine. There’s a major difference between marijuana & hard drugs like heroin, cocaine & methamphetamine.  Oregon decriminalized hard drugs resulting in 216% increase in drug overdoses. Oregon’s Sect’y of State stated “We’ve seen the problem with drug addiction get worse” There you have it!

  • I wonder if we follow the money how many rich Democrats we would find? Or how the money is use to help destroy America. This is not a hard task. We only need to find enough of the judicial that is not in on it! This is way bigger than just drugs. This is breaking down of family values and destroying the family altogether ! Maybe we need groups that work outside the corrupt laws and courts to get the BIG GUY behind this assault on America. All I see is Democrats pushing to do nothing. Like they want to see America destroyed.

  • Hate to sound cruel but maybe Narcan should be banned. If they want to kill themselves, let them. Assisted suicide is legal in OR anyway…

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