A little further down the slippery slope?

Well, you could say that

In a potential escalation of the U.S. attack on Mexican drug cartels, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, introduced legislation Wednesday to designate four Mexican drug cartels as “foreign terrorist organizations” — a designation that could expose Mexican drug traffickers and U.S. gun runners to charges of supporting terrorism.

All right, let me just get this out of the way: I understand what they’re doing here. It would be hard to argue that the drug cartels are not terrorist organizations in every sense of the word. But how far is it from this to going a little further down the chain? If you’re going to say the drug traffickers & gun runners are supporting terrorism, then it’s not really so far to saying the street-level drug dealers — and drug users themselves — are supporting terrorism as well. In fact, that is the only logical conclusion  — and the only right thing to do in context of this act, because where, ultimately, do the drug cartels get their money? If no one was buying the drugs, the cartels would be out of business. They thought the Patriot Act was bad? The logical end of this would make the Patriot Act look like child’s play. Do we really want to go there?

I know we probably won’t — which is a good thing, at least for the Bill of Rights — but what would the politicians say if asked why they don’t go further? Food for thought…

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2 Responses to “A little further down the slippery slope?”

  1. Mattexian Says:

    Wasn’t that very thing something that they tried right after 9/11, tying heroine users with the Taliban?

    • BL Says:

      That’s why me and my friends only buy black tar from mesko anymore, because meskin narcos aren’t terrorists like them towelheads. Guess we’ll have to switch back SE Asian again?

      😉

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