To: tpaine; sheltonmac
A very great misperception. I don't know how anyone can view things in the manner in which sheltonmac did.
sheltonmac, do you understand the difference now?
Many here at FR think that states should have the power to 'regulate' behavior by majority vote, - by prohibitions on 'evil' objects or on repugnant acts.
None of us like to see, for instance, 'evil' drugs bring used in the repugnant acts of drug abusers. --
-- But we must realise that the enforcement of outright prohibitions violate rights far more than their acts justify.
--Reasonable state/local regulations, as per booze, are thus constitutional. Bans are not.
posted on 02/04/2003 3:09:27 PM PST
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