Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Liberty: the only unanswerable argument

Just thought, with the recent news about the changes in Federal drug enforcement policy, that this would be a nice little article on the reason why our new policy still has a long way to go.

Look at the article from the Mises Institute here.

Here is a great quote from the article:
"The only unanswerable argument is the argument from the standpoint of liberty and freedom from government intrusion into one's personal life...it is neither the job of government nor the business of any individual to prohibit, regulate, restrict, or otherwise control what a man desires to eat, drink, smoke, inject, absorb, snort, sniff, inhale, swallow, or otherwise ingest into his body.
Whether drugs are used for medical or recreational use is of no consequence. And neither does it matter whether drug use will increase or decrease. A government with the power to outlaw harmful substances or immoral practices is a government with the power to ban any substance or practice. There should be no such thing as a controlled substance."

Ahhhh, liberty...

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