Saturday, April 29, 2006

Mexico Swings Libertarian

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Congress approved a bill Friday decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin for personal use — a measure sure to raise questions in Washington about Mexico's commitment to the war on drugs.

The only remaining step was the signature of President Vicente Fox, whose office indicated he would sign it.

From Fox News. Locking up the California tourist industry, presumably.


terrye said...

I heard something about this. The excuse or reason or whatever is that it will be easier to fight the drug trade. Go figure.

Isn't weed legal in Canada?

I am more worried about them going communist. Fox might not be the best neighbor in the world, but he beats Castro and Chavez.

chuck said...

...but he beats Castro and Chavez.

Talk about illegal immigration. How many folks would still live in Cuba if they could just walk across the border with a border crossing card. On the other hand, if the regime put up guard towers and a fence to "keep out" the crowds of Americans trying to get into the new socialist paradise many folks would get their wish for border security without paying a cent.

terrye said...


Hey, I had not thought of it that way.

Barry Dauphin said...

Maybe this is Fox's way of encouraging American immigration (of the Berkley crowd). US gets hard working Mexicans, and Mexico gets US pothheads. It's a win-win.

David Thomson said...

Thank God, I am all for drug legalization. This is long overdue. Hats off to the Mexican government. Once in awhile, it does something right.