- Jan 5, 2009
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correct me if I'm wrong, but that means as I have heard some Libertarians spout, the legalization of all narcotics.....
Which extracts a specific toll on society, specifically with violent crime.
I believe that we should decriminalize most drugs and spend some of the money wasted on the war on drugs on education and treatment instead. I don't think the gov't should be telling a free people what they can or can't do with their own bodies. Alcohol and tobacco extract a toll on society too, yet they're legal. Pornography extracts a toll on society too, but most liberals would be outraged at the thought of the gov't deciding what we can see or read. Welfare and entitlement programs extract a toll on society too, but liberals and progressives overlook the downside to these programs and demand their existence.
A free society will have things that not all of us like or want to participate in, but freedom is better than gov't control, isn't it?