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Question: Violence
I'm a Pacifist - 2 (8.7%)
I believe in self defence - 16 (69.6%)
Violence is acceptable to use in the overthrow of the State - 3 (13%)
Violence is not acceptable - 0 (0%)
Other (clarify) - 2 (8.7%)
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« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2013, 08:55:38 AM »

The cocaine wars in the United States during the 1980s illustrate Seth's point very clearly.

Yes, there was a war on cocaine. Eventually the punishments were so great that getting caught with a few grams of cocaine would get a harsher prison term than killing the cops.

So the cops started dying.

Somehow logic penetrated the puerile politicians thick skulls for once, and the punishments (and prosecutions) for cocaine were rolled back. So did the murders of cops.

Lesson learned? Obviously not in the long term.
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