bungle613 wrote:I've taken issue with certain things you have said and sometimes the way you presented them. At this point, I am not going to change your mind, your not going to change mine either, so be it. Just wanted you to perhaps have a little clearer idea of what I think legalization would mean.
Well, the people arguing for the legalization of hard drugs haven't mentioned any of the specifics that you just did. If you recall, the comments "legal and readily available" were all that was said. No additional explanation was given until the one you just gave which is certainly not as crazy as just allowing anybody to buy them on their own free whim and consume them wherever they like... which I think is what most people are saying here. I'm pretty sure both hatter and Art are not in favor of the drugs being legal ONLY in a govt regulated controlled setting. I also think they're saying that ANY drugs should be made legal including prescription drugs. Can you imagine the consequences of allowing an entire nation to self-medicate themselves? It would completely undermine doctors and take away their ability to protect their patients. This is what I think is probably the most insane, worst idea I have ever heard. Your approach, on the other hand, is at least thought out and would be one I would at least listen to... whether I agreed with it or not. Making blanket statements like "end the war on drugs", which is the comment that started this whole thing is utterly and completely sophomoric. What you mentioned, however, is not "ending" the war on drugs, but rather redirecting some of the efforts. Two completely different things.