View Poll Results: If you had to support or accept just one in changing existing law, which would it be?

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  • Universally legalizing same sex marriage.

    31 59.62%
  • Universally legalizing polygamy.

    3 5.77%
  • Universally legalizing recreational drug use.

    8 15.38%
  • Universally legalizing prostitution.

    10 19.23%
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Thread: Same sex marriage, polygamy, legalized drugs, legalized prostitution?

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    Re: Same sex marriage, polygamy, legalized drugs, legalized prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    1) You are stereotyping heroin users. The vast majority of heroin users are perfectly capable of holding a job.

    2) If drugs like heroin were legal Joe's heroin fix would probably only cost about the same as a cup of coffee, so he probably wouldn't be robbing any convenience stores.
    I think the point is that a lot of hard drug users are not exactly sympathetic characters and are a complete drain on society. I read a lot of interviews from ex-cons for my job, many who are on heroin and let's just say, their lives were crap before they ever got addicted or ran into the law.

    Now what's really messed up about all this to me, is that gay couples cannot marry or adopt in most states, yet look at these complete failures at life with several kids from 3-4 fathers, and a serious addiction. I'm for ending the drug war, but let's not get carried away in sympathy. If you really care about these people, the only thing that will help them, in most cases, is relocating them or cleaning up their living environment, AND free required treatment. Who's going to accomplish that? Legalizing by itself is not enough.

    For the rest, the majority who are harmless non addicted users, yeah law enforcement has too often been disgraceful. Michelle Alexander's book is an eye-opener for why the drug war needs to stop and that's not even going into the other side of the border.

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    Re: Same sex marriage, polygamy, legalized drugs, legalized prostitution?

    i have never understood how the pro-choice folks rally around "womens reproductive rights", "the government should stay out of my womb", "womens right to choose", ect., ect.......why legalizing prostitution isnt on the top of their list, i mean the arguement for that far out weighs legalizing abortion in my opinion.

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    Re: Same sex marriage, polygamy, legalized drugs, legalized prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    The same argument can be made about alcohol. Or fatty, sugary food, for that matter. But unless we want the whole country to turn into one big Bloomberg Kindergarten, we should concentrate on the present massive disasters brought on by the prohibition (violent crime, ruined neighborhoods, imprisonment for victimless crimes and subsequent social alienation, overdosing and poisoning by street drugs, etc ) rather than on potential rare cases of egregious abuse.

    And legalization doesn't mean "lack of control" - quite the opposite: it makes actual regulation possible. Hard drugs like heroin are not going to be sold to everyone over 21 at the gas station. The addicts and "experimenting" types will have, for example, safe, monitored "opium-den-like" places at their service. If it worked in Victorian England, why can't it work now and here?
    Can't accused me of being inconsistent. I support banning tobacco smoking anywhere others gather including in the privacy of one's home if underage children live there. I support banning cooking oils, sugar and non-whole grain wheat products from food stamp eligibility. I support modifying Obamacare to give annual rebates to people who meet certain healthy lifestyle benchmarks:

    -Low cholesterol
    -Low triglycerides
    -Target body mass index (low body fat)
    -Tobacco free
    -Documented exercise enthusiast (runs in marathons, records indicates active health club use, team sports member, etc.)
    -Voluntary drug testing with negative results
    -Alcohol free including the issuance of new optional color coded divers licenses that tell merchants and restaurants this person is in the same category as an under 21 year old and recent DUI offender prohibited from buying alcoholic beverages.
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    Re: Same sex marriage, polygamy, legalized drugs, legalized prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    1) You are stereotyping heroin users. The vast majority of heroin users are perfectly capable of holding a job.

    2) If drugs like heroin were legal Joe's heroin fix would probably only cost about the same as a cup of coffee, so he probably wouldn't be robbing any convenience stores.
    Sorry. Maybe so. I admittedly don't know a lot of heroine users but from everything I've heard thus far, it leads to a pretty messed up life.
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    Re: Same sex marriage, polygamy, legalized drugs, legalized prostitution?

    I'd go with SSM.
    "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
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