Originally Posted by Caneman
Heroin is one of the most addictive and evil drugs used today... if people use heroin now when it is illegal then it is logical to assume that they will continue to use it if it is made legal, not only that many more will as well... the fact that a licensed medical doctor such as Ron Paul supports using heroin as an "exercise of 1st ammendment rights" indicates to me that the man is not capable of consistently making sound decisions if he was POTUS.
Evil? How can an inanimate object be evil? Is it the same way that "assault weapons" are evil and ought to be banned? Is it the same way that "high capacity magazines" are evil and ought to be banned?
Is it wise to use heroin? Nope. Should people choose to do so? Nope. Should we punish them for what they choose to do to themselves? No way
. But drugs are the leading cause of crime in the United States today. We wouldn't have robberies if people weren't trying to get drugs.
We wouldn't have robberies if people weren't allowed to own anything, either. Doesn't make it a good option.
Punish crimes that cause damage to people and people's belongings; don't criminalize liberty.