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Should Drugs Be Legalized if It Means Bigger Government?

Vader!*#% Wrote: Apr 30, 2013 10:02 AM
A little over 100 years ago all drugs were legal. Then the prohibitionist attitude set in. Look how well that worked with alcohol. Tax the stuff like tobacco and booze. The war on drugs is a farce and causes more harm than good. Take half the money spent on the war and put it into rehabilitation and the other half into border security, which will be easier once the drug trafficing dries up. You will never be able to stop drug use, just like it is impossible to stop tobacco or alcohol use. We need fewer laws not more, more freedom not less. Let people make their own choices...and live with it.

Here’s a new edition of my “you be the judge” series.

These are posts designed to explore some of the more challenging aspects of a pro-libertarian philosophy.

Today’s example comes from Colorado, which had displayed a libertarian streak on issues ranging from school choice to drug legalization.

But the latter issue is the source of today’s quandary. Should marijuana be legal if it means more tax revenue that will be used by the political elite to expand the burden...