Society is gradually becoming more liberal – or libertine – in many ways, and one of the latest trends is the gradual legalization of marijuana in one state after another. This past election, voters approved marijuana for legal (recreational) use in Colorado and Washington. Marijuana has been legalized for recreational or medicinal use in 13 states, with more states to consider it soon. 15 million Americans are regular users of marijuana, a little over 5% of of the population. It seems problematic to criticize its legalization from a logical perspective considering alcohol, another psychoactive substance, is legal. If it is acceptable...
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That section ain't there. But the whole debate illustrates what Ben Franklin, James Madison, and a few others of The Founding Fathers said. To paraphrase, "Only a righteous people can keep this constitution. It won't work if you have the wicked, because they will then end up being ruled by tyrants." We don't have to look very far to see the latter already happening. Why can only a righteous people keep this Constitution? Because they will have sense enough to just say "No" to the temptation, and the matter become a non-issue.
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