I can see some of your points and would never consider you naive. I think alot of our drug problems stems from hopelessness that is growing in this country. Who don't know that smoking leads to cancer, let more and more people pick up the habit. Living in a rural area, I am seeing meth use on the rise. On the news, one hears about prescription abuse. You know the old saying "The poor self-medicate, the rich over medicate". So eduaction only goes so far.
Originally Posted by SmthBluCitrus
Those opportunities, like McCain said about manufacturing jobs in Ohio, are gone. Gone are the days when a man can be the sole-supporter of the family, while the wife ran the family, church-groups, PTA, and maintaining the neighborhood network. Gone are the days where a high school drop-out can get a good manufacturing job. There are parts of society that aren't cut out for school. Trade, skill, or industry was always a outlet for them untill now. With these problems contributing to our drugs problems, we will never win the war on drugs without blood being spilled abroad or at home, or legalize it. We are already a drug infested society legally and illegally. I won't even go into our need to take drugs because we don't take care of ourselves ( drugs for heart-burn, regulate our bowels, etc). Feel bad pop a pill, so you can keep doing the things that cause you to feel bad in the first place.No, the government will not invest in better schools. If they haven't done it in the last forty years, they aren't going to start now.