One and a half billion. And that’s actually down from the 2 billion they hauled in last year.
If you’ve ever been through central Appalachia you know that they’ve got real poverty up there. Not the “I can’t afford a second iPad” poverty. More like the “please buy me a solar powered toaster for Christmas because I don’t have electricity” poverty.
And don’t give me the “well it’s illegal and so it’s illegal and that’s why it’s illegal” argument. First of all, that’s not an argument. That’s the rhetorical equivalent of plugging your ears and spinning in ciricles. Second, going 26 in a 25 is illegal but I’m sure you’d protest mightily if the judge gave you 52 months in Shawshank for doing it.
Personally, I don’t like drugs. I don’t even take Advil when my head hurts. But the one thing I hate more than a drug is an illogical position that can not be rationally defended by anyone who holds it.