.- The communications office of the Archdiocese of Xalapa, Mexico recently released a statement pointing out that legalizing drugs will not solve the countryâs problems. Instead, the archdiocese called for a ârevolution of consciencesâ to combat Mexicoâs violence and organized crime.
In a press release, the archdiocese referred to the call by President Felipe Calderon to seek out national unity and create appropriate strategies âfor confronting the problems of the lack of security, violence and organized crime.â
The archdiocese also noted that âall of society has been invited to participate in the national debate on the legalization of drugsâ and lamented that for issues such as abortion and gay âmarriage,â not everyone has been allowed to share their opinion.
For this reason, the archdiocese said, the debate on the legalization of drugs should be broadened and focused on the urgent need for personal and social reform âin order to attack at the roots the grave problems related to the lack of security, violence and organized crime.â
It said the legalization of drugs would mean the continuing tolerance of corruption and of mechanisms of destruction that are inherent in the production, sale and consumption of drugs. âWe need a revolution, not with guns,â the archdiocese said, âbut with a revolution of consciences, a true moral revolution.â