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5 Reasons Marijuana Should Remain Illegal

Paolo3 Wrote: Jan 21, 2014 7:31 PM
The libertarian NAP (Non-Aggression Principle) is your answer. If I take action that causes harm to another's person or property, the government (or, more properly, the victim's agent/representative) should properly take action against me. If, on the other hand, my actions harm no one, or harm only myself, ain't no one's business but mine. In a free society, you either reap the rewards, or suffer the consequences, of your own actions.
Auspex Wrote: Jan 22, 2014 9:36 AM
By that rule, so do obese people, with higher medical costs and family devastation than pot when you consider how many obese diabetics we have on government health programs. So, again, by your measure, sodas, butter and red meat should be controlled substances.

I mean I eat exceptionally well, exercise, and am about average body mass index. So just like those who oppose pot, I oppose food addiction. Why should you control my pot, yet freak when I want to control your eating habits?

This the issue, arbitrary control of liberties based on the fad of the say. Seriously, you non libertarian conservatives keep acting like liberals with your tyranny, and everything will be bloomberged...
Sharon486 Wrote: Jan 22, 2014 8:09 AM
Your addiction, or my addiction, becomes everybody's problem. Job loss, addiction treatment, unintended injury to another through traffic or work must of necessity, be paid for by somebody else. Addicts on the street spell danger, addicts in the hospital spell higher medical cost, addicts in the home spell decline of marriages and families. Even non-addicted pot heads have a secondhand affect on society.
freedomist Wrote: Jan 22, 2014 12:33 AM
Marquita620 Wrote: Jan 22, 2014 12:04 AM
Ron Paul said "The most basic principle to being a free American is the notion that we as individuals are responsible for our own lives and decisions. We do not have the right to rob our neighbors to make up for our mistakes, neither does our neighbor have any right to tell us how to live, so long as we aren't infringing on their rights. FREEDOM TO MAKE BAD DECISIONS IS INHERENT IN THE FREEDOM TO MAKE GOOD ONES. IF WE ARE ONLY FREE TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS, WE ARE NOT REALLY FREE!" If you don't like it, don't believe in it, or have any other problem with it, don't use it. I'm not fond of olives either so I don't eat them. Why do you care how people are "ruining" their lives? It's their life. You just plain don't get to have an opinion. Any more than you get to have an opinion on alcohol and cigarettes. Good God! I am sick to death of stupid people. It's none of your business anymore than it's the government's business!!!!!