First let me say that I do not use, support, or condone the use of drugs. I do not use any drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, except one prescription drug for prostate issues.
That said, with the onslaught of gun regulations to promote sanity, the war on drugs that promotes much of the insane use of guns, and countless amounts of social insanity because of our laws…we are faced with the empirically tested truth that drugs are here to stay no matter what. We can’t even keep drugs out of the prison system. But we pigheadedly refuses to bring about a new way to deal with drugs and those who choose to use them.
Even God gave people Free Will to choose, but man in his infinite wisdom has decided he knows more than even God when it comes to people. How can man know more than the one who created man? Man truly does not have the right to “legalize” anything! What if we started to legislate Religion or which one of the many Gods you can choose to believe in or not believe in? We allow people to gather in groups and drink poison Kool Aid, but those peace-loving stoner hippies have to be stopped at all costs!
Imaginary arguments rage over what will happen if people are allowed to rule and govern themselves with Free Will just as nature provided. Men have been doing that for millions of years and are still here. But the moral majority seems content to live a lie of hypocrisy, believing themselves to be above the law, the “common man,” and God when it comes to control of peoples’ lives. God simply made another error here, and it is up to man to step in and control everyone. All this does is create hate and rebellion enforcing the behavior that the intended laws were trying to stop.
Cars, alcohol, and tobacco have proven themselves to be more offensive and detrimental than anything else, with the exception of malpractice that kills more people than anything else. But we don’t make alcohol, cars, tobacco, and our “legal drug dealer” doctors illegal? This is insanity! Our country has a bigger problem with doctor pushers and legal drugs than illegal ones!!!
We need to stop the war on drugs, and the place to start is with neutralizing or naturalizing the social use of natural earth-given plants and holistic herbs (specially hemp for industrial use!!!) It makes no sense that one group’s drugs of choice (prescription and alcohol) should be looked at as legal while another group’s (God-given from the natural earth) is looked at as bad and evil. This is insane. Where is the Freedom in all of this?
Legislate as necessary to protect the citizenship from people who abuse drugs in violent or dangerous ways (just the same as we do with alcohol). But STOP THE WAR, and much of the gun violence AND drug use will simply go away! Take away the money and lifestyle from drugs, and the business of drugs will go away on its own. It’s the adversarial conditioning that feeds much of the insanity, especially with kids.
Those who do fall for addiction can be helped at a fraction of the cost we are now spending on our war on drugs…a war that is truly just a civil war on people all over the world. And people of nonviolent victimless crimes of self-abuse can be assisted much more humanely instead of incarceration.
Attempting to force behavior on people with laws is wrong from the very start, and we now clearly see the horrific, negative ramifications of our actions. As a society, WE are wrong, not the drug users. WE mishandled this one. Education is the key…not legislation. The kids are laughing in the face of our social hypocrisy and blatant stupidity!
I know…this will make too much sense for most people and probably too much sense to be printed here. This is not a left or right issue…this is a humanitarian issue. I don’t want my kids (or yours either for that matter) sitting in federal prison for doing something as benign as smoking weed. And I am tired of the gang violence and drive-by baby killing!
STOP THE WAR!
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