Dont use the personal responsibility meme without extending that to governments day to day operations.
Which part of "far-too-expansive" dont you understand? I'm all for ending welfare - but not for using that as an excuse for continuing to enrich criminals with the War on Drugs.
Can’t smoke tobacco without breaking a bunch of rules (selling to minors, smuggling them in from Indian reservations, salvaging them from flooded warehouses, smoking indoors, smoking in a car, smoking in the presence of children, smoking at home if your employer prohibits it).
With few exceptions (such as Vegas and New Orleans) can’t buy liquor every day at the store. Can’t buy beer at the store except in restricted house. Can’t buy it at a bar 24-7. Can’t buy it if you are underage. Can’t distill spirits on your own. A beer missing from a six-pack is an “open container” if you leave the other 5 beers in the box or plastic rings. Can be busted in public for “public intoxication” if you purchase and consume more than 2 adult beverages in an hour...
The list goes on and on.
The ship has sailed.
And PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY means providing for yourself and suffering the consequences of your actions. NO welfare state if that is the case. Attempting the end the welfare state AFTER the drug door is opened will never happen. Can’t even drug test the recipients now.