"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain
progressive idea" when every Libertarian from Florida to Washington State supports legalization of weed is an exercise in shooting yourself in the foot.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
1. There are by their own admission no statistics or data to go on. This is exclusively based on the anecdotal reports of some administrative, school, and police officials that the Denver Post spoke to. We have no idea if there actually has been an uptick, and if so if it is really significant.
2. The abolition of prohibitions (even partial ones like in Colorado) almost always lead to short term increases in uses, especially as recording increases.
3. It isn't that much of a concern either way. I expect it wont last, and if it does I'm sure most would rather they smoke weed than cigarettes.
I was speaking to the larger point that there is no clear case to say marijuana causes psychosis in anyone.
So we need to maintain these counter-productive laws so that criminals don't become different kinds of criminals? Does that really make sense to you?Again, there is no black and white in drug abuse prevention. Is it your assumption that if drugs were legalized that all the people selling illegal drugs will find gainful employment and turn to a virtuous life? Or do you suppose the kind of people that break the law to make money would find some other illegal way to make money and get arrested for doing it?
And now we are protecting the cartel's profits. Do they send you a birthday card, at least?Again, do you think the cartels will just go away? Is it your assumption that we would be legalizing all drugs with no controls? It's already illegal for kids to have drugs, and yet they still have them. You don't think the cartels would still target that market?
Are there many bathtub gin operations in your neighborhood, these days?
I said earlier, you can't control the behavior. If that's your goal, you'll fail.
You can mitigate the damage or you can make it worse.
You can decide how many of our limited resources to waste in the effort.
Now they are consistent?"when every Libertarian from Florida to Washington State supports legalization of weed is an exercise in shooting yourself in the foot.
So are libertarians consistent or inconsistent and, while we're at it, A) can leftists hold a thought to the end of a paragraph and B) was it pot smoking that addled their brains?
An interesting survey might be done on the growth of pot use, big government, big debt and almost half the population dependent on government, all during a similar time frame. Just a coincidence???
In schools, we tend to *frown on* the following: drinking, smoking tobacco, smoking pot, doing any other drugs.
Don't like it? Too bad.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."