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    Re: Do you support the end of the syringe-exchange program?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Drug addiction is a personal choice that people make - you can't tell me it's not. They know it's unhealthy. They know it's traumatizing. They know it's immoral, they know that by using theyr'e risking their freedom, health and the livihood of family (etc) . . . and so on: And if someone wants to choose being an addict, choose to continue it, and choose to commit other crimes - the best place for them IS in the prison system.
    Just like the prison system was the best place for gays because they made the choice to be gay? Or for blacks because they made the choice to be involved with someone who is white?

    Yes, being an addict is a choice. But it's a choice people should be allowed to made without going to prison in and of itself.

    Especially when our legal system discriminates on which recreational drugs it chooses to criminalize. After all, why should we imprison morphine addicts just for being morphine addicts but we don't imprison alcoholics just for being alcoholics?
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Do you support the end of the syringe-exchange program?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Yes, and band aids do little for public health.
    Imprisonment does even less.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Do you support the end of the syringe-exchange program?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Imprisonment does even less.
    You consider rehab imprisonment?

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    Re: Do you support the end of the syringe-exchange program?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    You consider rehab imprisonment?
    Rehab isn't the only sentence for drug use or drug possession.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Do you support the end of the syringe-exchange program?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Rehab isn't the only sentence for drug use or drug possession.
    Then bring it up in a rebuttle to someone that is strictly advocating that.

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    Re: Do you support the end of the syringe-exchange program?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Good thinking. Why not wait till they get HIV so we can support their treatment with our tax dollars.
    We shouldn't be treating thos who get HIV due to their own reckless behavior either.


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    While we are at it let's outlaw abortion
    I support outlawing abortion as a means of birth control.Not sure how banning tax payer funded dollars that aid those that engage in reckless behavior is the same as banning abortion.According to the pro-abortion crowd no tax payer dollars go to pay for abortions.


    and contraception so they all can have lots of kids for us to support too

    what does banning contraceptives have to do with banning tax payer dollars from aiding junkies?

    There is just too much money laying around
    There is a **** load of things the government has no business funding with tax payer dollars and needle exchanges is one of those.
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    Re: Do you support the end of the syringe-exchange program?

    I need to learn to read fully before voting. I do NOT support the end to the program. I do support the program. So I voted wrong
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    Re: Do you support the end of the syringe-exchange program?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I do not think the government was created to protect all people from their stupidity.
    Personally, I say let their stupidity reap the results of itself.
    That being said, I don't support the criminalization of using, but I also don't support coddling them in their self-destructive lifestyle.
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    Re: Do you support the end of the syringe-exchange program?

    Unless someone can propose a more cost-effective program for reducing the spread of blood-borne pathogens, I have to continue supporting the needle exchanges. I hate subsidizing immoral activity, but preventing the spread of disease must take priority.

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    Re: Do you support the end of the syringe-exchange program?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Unless someone can propose a more cost-effective program for reducing the spread of blood-borne pathogens, I have to continue supporting the needle exchanges. I hate subsidizing immoral activity, but preventing the spread of disease must take priority.
    Shouldn't someone such as yourself look at this as Nature's little way of eliminating the stupid?
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