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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    To be honest, I was not attempting to make fun, but simply understand the mindset a little better. One of the ways to do that is poke and see where the divisions in the party are.
    Well it's not along drug legalization. The biggest "division" that I've seen is between minarchists and anarchists who identify as libertarian.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    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.
    But no one individual has the right to impose their morality upon me. The only thing that matters is that I act in accordance to the rights of others, that's it. As for prostitution, there's no reason it should be illegal and it being illegal most likely leads to other negative consequences. Legalized prostitution would allow for proper regulation and taxation of the industry, allow of unionization of sex workers to get safe work environments and fair working wages, etc.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Yes, that is what I said.
    Like I said that's a hypocritical stance to take.

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Like I said that's a hypocritical stance to take.
    I disagree, but you have a right to your opinion.

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I disagree, but you have a right to your opinion.
    That I do and I'm a firm believer in the You First Principle.

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    That I do and I'm a firm believer in the You First Principle.
    I also hold the "megaprogman first principle."
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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    That I do and I'm a firm believer in the You First Principle.
    I believe in the $person balanced with $society principal. Neither should be first and neither should be secondary.

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Will it change anyone's actual ideology? Probably not.

    Will it change the word a lot of people will use to describe their ideology? Yes, to a very large extent. Many liberals and conservatives call themselves "libertarian" beacause they want to legalize drugs.

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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    What attracted me to libertarianism is mostly behavioral economics.
    Plus I like to be less restricted with regard to laws.
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    Re: Would drug legalization reduce the number of libertarians?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I believe in the $person balanced with $society principal. Neither should be first and neither should be secondary.
    The you first principle is that if you want to do something in the government then you should first try it out for yourself.

    I believe that society should respect the rights of the individual and protect those rights. Society does not have the ability to determine what is moral or healthly for the individual.

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