View Poll Results: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

Voters
20. You may not vote on this poll
  • yes

    7 35.00%
  • no

    13 65.00%
Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 56

Thread: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

  1. #31
    Educator Gabriel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Last Seen
    10-07-10 @ 08:38 PM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    1,019

    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Simple question. Do you think drug legalization would move a noticeable number of libertarians to another ideology as one of their core issues is resolved to their satisfaction?
    I don't know myself. It certainly may but I doubt it. Legalisation of pot would be a relatively small portion of their over all agenda. Didn't answer the poll.

  2. #32
    Doesn't go below juicy
    tacomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cleveland
    Last Seen
    05-20-16 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    31,781

    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    So you don't believe that you own your own body and that the government can tell you what you can put it in?
    I think its a biased way to ask the question, but as you ask it, not entirely. For example, I see no problems with prostitution being illegal even though the prostitute owns her body and can put penises into it. Such things have to be balanced against the needs of society. In this case, society has a vested interest in both morality and health issues.

  3. #33
    Professor
    The_Patriot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Seen
    02-06-12 @ 06:25 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,488

    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I think its a biased way to ask the question, but as you ask it, not entirely. For example, I see no problems with prostitution being illegal even though the prostitute owns her body and can put penises into it. Such things have to be balanced against the needs of society. In this case, society has a vested interest in both morality and health issues.
    So if society deems your favorite food and drink to be bad for you then you would have no problems with it? What if society deems that you need to work 18 hours a day seven days a week to pay for their morality and health you would have no problems with it? What if society deems that the way that you live your life is wrong and if you proceed to do it that you can go to prison for it you would have no problems with it?

  4. #34
    Doesn't go below juicy
    tacomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cleveland
    Last Seen
    05-20-16 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    31,781

    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    So if society deems your favorite food and drink to be bad for you then you would have no problems with it? What if society deems that you need to work 18 hours a day seven days a week to pay for their morality and health you would have no problems with it? What if society deems that the way that you live your life is wrong and if you proceed to do it that you can go to prison for it you would have no problems with it?
    I am pretty sure I would have a problem with those things.

  5. #35
    Professor
    The_Patriot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Seen
    02-06-12 @ 06:25 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,488

    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I am pretty sure I would have a problem with those things.
    So you're stance is pretty hypocritical when it comes to you and your body, but when it comes to everyone else it's alright with you due to society mandating it for morality and health. At least I'm consistent in my views.

  6. #36
    Doesn't go below juicy
    tacomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cleveland
    Last Seen
    05-20-16 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    31,781

    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    So you're stance is pretty hypocritcal when it comes to you and your body, but when it comes to everyone else it's alright with you. At least I'm consistent in my views.
    I am sure you are consistent in your view. And I feel I am consistent in mine. Nowhere did I say the prostitute has to like the laws I support, now do I like a lot of laws that conservatives support or anything that does not jive with my personal opinion of right or wrong or like and dislike. However, I recognize everyone's right to participate in society, even if I do not like what may result out of it.

  7. #37
    Professor
    The_Patriot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Seen
    02-06-12 @ 06:25 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,488

    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I am sure you are consistent in your view. And I feel I am consistent in mine. Nowhere did I say the prostitute has to like the laws I support, now do I like a lot of laws that conservatives support or anything that does not jive with my personal opinion of right or wrong or like and dislike. However, I recognize everyone's right to participate in society, even if I do not like what may result out of it.
    So then you have no problem with the examples I posted?

  8. #38
    Doesn't go below juicy
    tacomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cleveland
    Last Seen
    05-20-16 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    31,781

    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    So then you have no problem with the examples I posted?
    Are you having trouble comprehending my post?

  9. #39
    Professor
    The_Patriot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Seen
    02-06-12 @ 06:25 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    1,488

    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Are you having trouble comprehending my post?
    Nope, I'm just making sure that we're on the same page. On the one hand you say that you wouldn't like it if it was done to you, but you're fine with it as long it is someone else.

  10. #40
    Doesn't go below juicy
    tacomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cleveland
    Last Seen
    05-20-16 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    31,781

    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Nope, I'm just making sure that we're on the same page. On the one hand you say that you wouldn't like it if it was done to you, but you're fine with it as long it is someone else.
    Yes, that is what I said.

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •