Friday, June 2, 2017

A Libertarian Rant



For years I have felt the United States government’s war on drugs to be misguided, at best. Political agendas have always played a big role and lots of suffering results. Now we are reaping the horrors of irresponsible pain med prescriptions.

My little town is like many others facing epidemic heroin addiction and subsequent crime. We need reforms to help addicted persons, not imprison them. So many people might still be around, like the talented Philip Seymour Hoffman and long lost comedian Mitch Hedberg, not to mention the destroyed potential of countless everyday citizens.

That said, I don’t know how to change things and must defer to those wiser than me to help make the situation better. I hope the future finds science debunking myths about many illegal substances, our legal system backing down from the fiscal and human waste of this war. I'd like to see the legitimate benefits of substances like LSD allowed to improve conditions such as crippling anxiety.

I’ll get off my soapbox now and leave you with something to smile about. Enjoy.

WARNING: Might not be safe for work.


Love the Nod to an Old Candy Commercial

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8 comments:

  1. Having worked for the Tenn. Bureau of Investigation and working with the drug unit I can tell you that there is a lot going on out there, not enough man power in the world to fight all of it. Not sure what the answer is but it is getting out of control. As for prescribe drugs, even dealing with the pain I deal with, I have fought for 11 yrs to avoid turning to pain meds. I have a small dose left over from my surgery that I have to turn to for sleep sometimes. I fight it though, I don't want to become one of those people that the TBI has to deal with.

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    1. Bless you, Pam. I try not to take anything stronger than naproxin sodium once or twice a month for menstrual cramps. ~grin~ You're such an inspiration. Stay safe in this scary world!

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  2. I've always thought that calling it a war on drugs was the first mistake. Wars have losers. Who loses if the "war" is "won"?

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  3. I agree. My small town in Massachusetts is #1 for heroin overdoses in the state.

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  4. It's horrible here too. Sometimes half the county seem like zombies, either addicted to pain meds, heroin or meth.

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    1. I feared as much from things I read. Take care of yourself! We have an alarm system here but it didn't stop thieves stealing yard art, no doubt to fund a habit.

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