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Occupy Mexico? How about 'End the Drug War'?

Most Mexicans would rather stop the bloodshed than occupy the country

Mexico’s Occupy protesters, who focus on poverty and workers’ rights, have failed to win many followers. The movement has been entirely ignored by Mexico’s mainstream politicians. And most Mexicans are more concerned with an end to drug violence.
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Jan 31, 2012, 9:21 pm
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there is no hope for Mexico.  I asked a native of Mexico the other day what the best period for Mexico has been in its history, and he told me there has never been a bonafide period of prosperity or hope for most of the people.  No wonder they break our laws and come to the U.S.  They may be crossing our borders at this point to save their own lives from the violence. Unfortunately the glory days for the U.S. are over and really, isnt 10 to 13 million illegals poaching on our resources enough already? Close the border now. Mexico has to figure it out for themselves.

Feb 1, 2012, 4:27 am
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Prohibition is overwhelmingly responsible for an immense increase in organized crime, international terrorism, rampant official corruption, a broken economy, mass unemployment and a serious undermining of international security and development.

Corporate greed and individual bigotry have accelerated us towards a situation where all the usual peaceful and democratic methods, which can usually be employed to reverse such acute damage, no longer function as our founders intended. Such a political impasse coupled with our great economic tribulation is precisely that which throughout history has often ignited extreme social upheaval and violent revolution.

“To function as the founders intended, our republic requires that the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
- Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787

Fortunately we are left with one last peaceful avenue for change – Jury Nullification.

Jury Nullification is a constitutional doctrine that allows juries to acquit defendants who are technically guilty but do not deserve punishment. - All non-violent ‘drug offenders’ who are not selling to children - be they users, dealers or importers - clearly belong in this category.

If you sincerely believe that prohibition is a dangerous and counter-productive policy then you must stop helping to enforce it. When it comes to acquittals, you, the juror, have the very last word!

* It only takes one juror to prevent a guilty verdict.
* You are not lawfully required to disclose your voting intention before taking your seat on a jury.
* You are also not required to give a reason to the other jurors for your position when voting - just simply state you find the accused not guilty.

We must create what we can no longer afford to wait for - PLEASE VOTE TO ACQUIT!

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