"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
Thats rediculous, your doing drugs, who you sleep with and so on are not the buisiness of society at all.The government is an extension of the people, it is SOCIETY which has decided that nobody can use drugs, nor can be engaged in prostitution, through their elected representatives and their votes, they have made those things illegal. As everyone is bound by the social contract as a consequence of being part of the society, everyone agrees inherently to follow the dictates of society. Stop being melodramatic.
you ARE your body, thats the difference, I'm saying seperating your self and your body in some sort of duelism is only a linquistic metaphor, but in reality you are your body, property or possession is a relation you ahve to somethign else.I think we are essentially saying the same thing. It is just that you object to the idea of property and, thus, ownership of ones own body. Your body belongs to you. It is yours, and no one elses. On that we seem to agree. Equating this to ownership or property is just a means associating the possession of ones own body to other things one might possess. We are just using different terminology to describe the same thing.
I suppose its just semantics.
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