[ExI] playing psychologist
lubkin at unreasonable.com
Mon Aug 27 01:36:27 UTC 2018
William Flynn Wallace wrote:
>there are drugs, and I would include heroin, crack, and meth, that
>are just too potent and too many irresponsible people who would not
>only ruin their own lives, but the lives of their spouses and
>children. I hate making them illegal, but there is just too much
>temptation for many people. And I would not put people in jail for
>distribution or usage: I would make therapy and education
>mandatory, though. Repeated arrests could result in having to do
>public works after work or on weekends.
What is the difference between those drugs and alcohol? Too many
irresponsible people ruin their own lives, and the lives of their
spouses and children.
As we punish people for the bad consequences of their inappropriate
drinking choices, but not for drinking per se, so we should punish
people for their drug-taking choices.
I make sober choices about alcohol. Mostly to rarely drink any. And
were those drugs without legal consequences for use per se, I would
make similar choices. Likely to never have any of them.
I've noticed we have an awful lot of rules because a handful of
people don't behave. Most people don't shoplift, hijack planes, or
kidnap children from playgrounds. Let's find ways not to treat them
like they do.
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