Originally Posted by CampingJosh
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.
Right on CJ.
The nanny state has no right in my life if I'm doing no harm to anyone else. It's like seatbelt/helmet laws. How does not using one or the other affect anyone else?
Legalizing drugs would have many benefits. But that's not what the government wants to hear.