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To: Vaquero

I guess the response to that is that while everyone wants to legalize drugs in the Libertarian mindset, none want to think of the consequences.

I would be all right with that line of reasoning if the consequences were considered. For example, legalize pot but the person cannot receive any public assistance ever again. No freebies.
Same for other drugs. Plus, the police have a free hand when dealing with the person who becomes violent. Crazed PCP person on a rampage? Why should the cops fight them?
Everybody wants the rights, no one, and I mean no one, wants the responsibilities.
It is the major reason why Libertarian positions on drugs is nonsensical.


5 posted on 04/09/2011 7:50:25 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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"Everybody wants the rights, no one, and I mean no one, wants the responsibilities. It is the major reason why Libertarian positions on drugs is nonsensical."

The libertarians that I used to hang with were all very big on accepting responsibilities along with rights. They did not want to be forced to pay for other peoples bad choices any more than you do. I believe that you are seriously misstating the libertarian position.

7 posted on 04/09/2011 8:45:09 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: IrishCatholic

Yes, it would be lovely if pot users paid for themselves. Not going to happen. They’re choking our overburdened hospitals across the West (thank you taxpayers). They’re turning up to work late (and screaming discrimination when held to account). I’ve noticed too that many of these so-called libertarians and their enablers are very conspiratorial and/or legalistic. They have a real problem with free speech. It’s all about their drug-first rights and to hell with the rest of the community’s rights


21 posted on 04/09/2011 2:47:28 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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