Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
Martin, we're not crims ... why spend billions criminalising the activities of otherwise well meaning, industrious people and in the process foster organised crime? Not counting the human cost of arrest imprisonment.
This is what gets me. Criminally prosecuting people who have done nothing to anyone else. It's just wrong. We should be free to live how we want as long as we don't impinge on anyone else's similar right, period. You may have guessed by now, but I'm a huge fan of personal freedoms.
DMC: if you are the type to hit the bookstore once in a while, see if you can find a cheap copy of this book. It's really informative and stresses some of the same points I do. Here's the wiki.
It's funny that the Europe thing has come up... I kind of agree with dmc on the stance that we shouldn't base our country on theirs, for what I feel is a good reason. We are different. We are a country that was supposedly founded on the right to freedoms
. We came here to escape tyranny and unfair restrictions on freedoms. We need to stop using the government as a vehicle to try any legislate that everyone be exactly like we want them to be. If they aren't hurting someone else, leave them alone. It sickens me when people vote to disallow others the right to marry, or want to take everyone's firearms away because some people abuse them. I see people who support alcohol's legality, while simultaneously sitting on some moral high horse about something as harmless as pot, and I admit, it makes me a bit irritated. It's beyond directly hypocritical.