Legalization in disguise

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 19 Jul 2008 08:45:26 GMT  <== Drugs ==> 

Margaret Wente at The Globe and Mail - fourth in a series of articles deriding harm reduction, and proposing treatment-or-jail programs for drug addicts. The four articles are:

I sent the following letter to the editor, and posted it as a comment to the final article: [drugsense]

Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 04:30:33 -0400
From: "Bill St. Clair" <>
Subject: Letter to the editor

The real question about drugs, weed or cocaine or heroin, is not how harmful they are, but who owns our bodies. If each one of us owns his or her own body, then if we choose to live in a drug-induced stupor, it ain't nobody's business. All drugs must be legalized. If the state owns us, well then, it can do what it will with its slaves, so there's nothing to discuss. The natural consequences of drug abuse are more harsh and more fair than anything any legislator can dream up. You can't help somebody who doesn't want to be helped. Give it up.

Bill St. Clair

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