If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!
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Curious though, which drugs and why?
If consuming those substances was recognized as a right the government could not fire you for drug-use unless, of course, it interfered with your work.However, in my line of work I'd be fired. Same goes for the the hundreds of thousands in this country in my line of work: government employee and government contractor.
Originally Posted by World Health OrganizationWhen people say there should be harsh penalties for drug use, or that we can't legalize drugs because everyone will start using them, it's based on the false assumption that drug laws actually have an effect on the rate of drug use. They need to prove this association or stop assuming it exists.Originally Posted by CATO Institute
Last edited by Binary_Digit; 05-19-09 at 06:31 AM.
If a woman chooses to ruin her life by becoming a prostitute, drug addict or drunk, that is HER decision to make. The state should have no more interest in that decision than if she decides to overeat.
As long as she doesn't interfere with MY rights, it's none of my business.
As far as this is concerned: :"Anti-prostitution law has to do with preventing sex-slave trafficking and the abuse of women through prostitution.".......I would argue that the very act of making prostitution illegal creates the atmosphere for sex-slave trafficking in the first place.
Last edited by Devil505; 05-19-09 at 07:41 AM.
Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat
Sweden is the best example of legalizing prostitution with the best of intentions, coping with the reality of what prostitution is and what it does to women and society, and how to clean up the mess.
If you only care about things that you can see directly affect you, fine, I'm not sure why you choose to live in a community then, but that's your choice.
Last edited by Jerry; 05-19-09 at 10:15 AM.
The UN, at the highest levels, has dictated a blanket drug policy worldwide, based on data coming out of the worst regions... like Columbia, where people are killed by the thousands in drug wars. It disregards individual nations, cultures, and what is appropriate for sovereign governments to decide. Then again, the U.S. provides the most funding to the UN, so I wouldn't be surprised if UN drug policy is a reflection of that.
Last edited by Orion; 05-19-09 at 11:01 AM.