Since 1999, the executions of drug smugglers have become more common in Indonesia, Iran, China and Pakistan. In March 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump proposed executing drug traffickers to fight his country’s opioid epidemic. 32 countries impose the death penalty for drug smuggling. Seven of these countries (China, Indonesia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore) routinely execute drug offenders. Asia and the Middle East’s tough approach contrasts with many Western countries who have legalized cannabis in recent years (selling cannabis in Saudi Arabia is punished by beheading).
No, I do not believe in the death penalty
It depends on the situation in my opinion. A person who is trafficking massive quantities of hard drugs but hasn’t directly physically harmed someone doesn’t deserve the death penalty, but definitely should serve prison time. Someone who has directly and intentionally murdered or otherwise physically harmed people in the interest of drug trafficking may be deserving of the death penalty depending on the number of people killed and how horrific the murder was.
If I am not mistaken, if you are caught smuggling drugs into Singapore, the penalty is death. W have a wide open border with who knows what kind of people pouring in. I support the wall and border security, not to keep the good and honest people out, but to keep the bad guys - the criminals - out. So, yeah. If people are caught smuggling drugs into the United States, I would 100% support the death penalty. We don’t need Americans being harmed by potential drugs coming into our nation.
Republicans like to think this is a question of criminality -- yet they laud the Capitalist who soaks billions out of the American economy through the manipulation and exploitation of labor. Hypocrites. Drug dealers are only meeting a Capitalist market with what it wants. Want to stop drug dealers? Take away the demand of the market.
No decriminalized drugs that are regulated and used in an environment with professionals involved in a destigmatized fashion would help the most and decrease deaths from drugs. If you don't support this you don't support bars because that's what a bar is.
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