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Mr. Prager, You are Wrong on Marijuana

kozzzer Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:29 PM
The government should not have the right to tell any legally consenting adult what he or she puts into his or her body, whether it be alcohol, cocaine, a greater than 16 oz beverage, or fried chicken. A person owns their body, and should be allowed to do with it what they want, as long as the action does not harm others' property. If a person commits a crime while in pursuit or while on drugs, throw the book at them. But just as we do not ban alcohol for crimes related to alcohol use, we should not blame illicit drugs. (CONT)
Illbay Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:51 PM
Then you believe we should discontinue prescription laws for all drugs, is that right? I should be able to get any drug, from erithromycin to oxycontin, over the counter, is that what you believe?
kozzzer Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 4:11 PM
Yes. Regulate them like we do alcohol. It is not govt's role to tell free adults what they may ingest.
kozzzer Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 4:11 PM
Of course, if something like OXY is not prescribed by a doctor, then insurance would not cover it.
kozzzer Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 4:12 PM
Of course, if something like OXY is not prescribed by a doctor, then insurance would not cover it.
kevin_hunt Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:32 PM
“Meet Matthew Fogg, a former U.S. Marshal whose exploits led him to be nicknamed “Batman.” When he noticed that all of his team’s drug raids were in black areas, he suggested doing the same in the suburbs.
“If we were locking up everybody, white and black, for doing the same drugs they would’ve done the same thing with prohibition, they would’ve outlawed it,” Fogg says in the video produced by Brave New Films. “If it were an equal enforcement opportunity we wouldn’t be sitting here anyway.”
kozzzer Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:29 PM
(cont...) Are drugs bad for a user? Many are yes. But the govt should not have the ability to stop someone from doing something solely because it harms the user. If a person wants to harm themselves with alcohol, heroin, meth, or frifried chicken, the government should not be able to stop them. The govt is not meant to protect a person from his or her self. It may be morally wrong to do drugs, but that alone is not enough to criminalize the behavior.

We need a more limited government, not a more powerful government. Criminalizing victimless crimes (drugs, prostitution, gambling) just allow the government to have more control over us.

Barbara1247 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 2:28 PM
I agree with you 100%! Who owns you if not yourself? Anything other than self-ownership is a form of slavery.

In his column of March 12, 2013, my beloved friend wrote on the issue of legalized marijuana in the state of Colorado. On his radio show, he justifiably bemoaned readers of his column who had written comments questioning his sanity and their relationship over this one issue despite years of being Prager groupies. I will not do any of that. But for only the second time in our long relationship, Mr. Prager, you are dead wrong on a topic … but I still love you.

We Baby Boomers grew up in a generation where marijuana made the jump from the dark...