Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
I personally think the freedoms found in our constitution was to protect citizens from an oppressive government. I have a heard time believing the government envisioned degradation of culture and a nation where citizens destroy themselves as the ultimate goal for the United States.
I just don't think it's likely but I don't know. I wasn't there. Your guess is as good as mine.
Your judgement of what constitutes degradation or self destruction are exactly what they wanted us to be free to do. They believed in the philosophy of liberty, best articulated by Thomas Paine. Now I do not regard LSD use as self destructive, but I am certain the founders view on freedom certainly included people engaging in self destructive behavior such as being a drunkard. If you own your own body, which they believed, what you do with it so long as you don't violate the rights you are perfectly free to do, free to **** up, free to fail.
Heck many of the founders were drunkards themselves.
Who left the fridge open?
It surely does.
When my Libertarian friends talk about legalizing all drugs, however, they don't talk about the "collateral damage." What happens to the children? Who picks up the bodies in "needle park," and who pays for the funerals?
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
Just as with alcohol that intoxicates and alters mental status, there should be no restrictions for consenting adults that wish to use them as long as they are not taking away others rights. Its a simple concept. Let people f*** themselves up if they want to. Deal with accordingly those who endanger others. Have a freer and moore prosperous society all together.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain
Informally known as "permafrying." I heard about a guy this happened to. Never met anyone who's ever permafried, and I'm not permafried myself (or at least everybody is too polite to tell me that I am). There have to be some already existent disorders for psychedelics to cause such harmful effects, and I can guarantee you that if a person has such disorders, he's already most likely well aware of them.-LSD can cause psychosis in rare cases and can lead to Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder. HPPD causes visual changes like those under LSD chronically, sometimes appearing months after taking the drug.
Sure, it would increase a little. But not by as much as you think because the fact remains that tripping is an intense and exhausting experience that most people wouldn't find enjoyable more than a couple times a year.-Having it legal would dramatically increase its use. If people used LSD like they use alcohol, that could cause serious problems.
Last edited by Cardinal; 01-03-14 at 11:38 PM.