John, you seem very enamored of the wisdom of "young people". Your argument for - let's call it social liberalism - drugs, sex, abortion, gay marriage seems to be that the young have reconciled themselves to this. Yes, I'd say that the insanity my generation started with the so-called Free Love movement has been accepted by the mainstream of society.
I would even say that I believe that conservatives who want to save this country from economic ruin should get out of the way of the social decay legislation. Let people destroy themselves.
The only problem for libertarians is that it is these very destroyed individuals who are MOST interested in seeking support, benefits and our tax dollars. The teenager who uses drugs, having sex depend