Comments: Right next to the vending machine with the Baby Ruths and Fritos
Because nothing is smarter than having your name and fingerprints on file with the government as a drug user, right? Right.
And therewith the very centerpiece of the "Libertarian" agenda on drugs.....
Posted by Rob De Witt at January 3, 2013 2:35 PM
I am not sure what you mean so I am going to guess you are stoned.
Posted by Potsie at January 4, 2013 8:54 AM
This helps to illustrate my point that "legalizing" illicit drugs WILL NOT end the illegal drug trade. Government will insist on regulating and controlling the newly-legal drug market to such a degree that there will be plenty of customers left for the "unsupervised" stuff.
Posted by Don Rodrigo at January 4, 2013 9:41 AM
There is a black market for everything. You can buy TVs cheaper on the black market than you can legally. You can buy cigarettes (GASP!) and gas cheaper without tax from the Indian casino.
What is your point? Things still move along if the government is involved or not.
Gun control wont stop guns, government regulation wont stop crime. The big government big spending wasted on the war on drugs didn't stop drugs, and government regulation didn't stop drugs. It does waste tax-payer money.
Statists like funding the war on drugs because like tougher gun laws it makes them feel safer at the hands of government.
Posted by Potsie at January 4, 2013 11:32 AM
Abortion could not be legally prevented because emanations from a penumbra in the Constitution said such 'medical' decisions are 'private.'
Yet, thanks to governmental overreach through things like the war on drugs and Obamacare, nothing else 'medical' will ever be truly private again.
Bison are not the smartest animals on the planet, but even they know that the quickest way out of a storm is to walk straight into the teeth of it.
Posted by ThomasD at January 5, 2013 7:14 AM