I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
What I was trying to say is that if legalization of drugs is all you care about, you're not a libertarian. You're just some bandwagon stoner under a misnomer. It'd be like calling Bush a conservative.
I'm for legalization, but not because "it's like tyranny, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan". I'm for legalization because it's not the government's right to dictate what you put into your own body on your own time on your own property. However, the even bigger reason I'm for its legalization is because not only does decriminalization of it reduce public funds use, but you can tax and regulate it for a form of income to Uncle Sam.
I don't smoke weed. Doesn't mean I wouldn't support someone who wants to do it. It's not hurting me. I'm not gay but someone else who is may want to get married. Not my business to jump in the way. I've even defended sin taxes on cigarettes even though it's a nasty, disgusting habit that caters to the lowest common denominator.
Rights don't exist simply because they're part of your belief system.
So if you're a non-smoker, you don't think you have a right to light up?
So I guess the best answer I can give is if I do not believe I have the right to smoke up, I will act accordingly. If I do believe it, I will act accordingly.
Personally, I do not smoke up, but I am not opposed to the legalization of weed as I think the current laws about it do more harm than good to society.
Last edited by tacomancer; 07-21-10 at 02:57 PM.
Red herring. All I'm saying is that you sound like the only rights allowed someone is what you believe. If you don't smoke, you don't think anyone else has the right to. If you're straight then gay marriage is not a right. I mean, it's not (it's a privilege)...but I think you can understand where I'm coming from.
Last edited by tacomancer; 07-21-10 at 03:06 PM.
That's the only important sentence. Truth is that your beliefs will determine whether they have a right. Everything else is gravy.If I don't think people should have the right to something, I would vote against legislation allowing it. So I guess your statement is probably true.
I am just curious why you seem to think I would be opposed to something I didn't personally do, per your smoking and gay marriage example. That accusation makes no sense.