Legalize Drugs- A Debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.
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Intelligence Squared Presents "Legalize Drugs" with Paul Butler and Nick Gillespie for the motion, Asa Hutchinson and Theodore Dalrymple against the motion. Moderated by John was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." $ trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago, and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail. And yet, 22 million Americans-9% of the population-still uses illegal drugs, and with the highest incarceration rate in the world, we continue to fill our prisons with drug offenders. Decimated families and communities are left in the wake. Is it time to legalize drugs or is this a war that we're winning?For: Paul ButlerFor: Nick GillespieAgainst; Asa HutchinsonAgainst: Theodore DalrympleLike on us Facebook: at us: to us: