I am sick and tired of hearing so called marijuana reform advocates talk about the " failed" War Against Drugs( WAD).
It's like they are saying that the reason the WAD should be ended is because it is being "LOST";since the WAD costs billion of dollars, more people take drugs than ever at a younger age than ever, and party animnal's are clogging up the courts and prisons and law enforcement is bribed and corrupted with big bucks! Of course these are indications that it is not acheiving its intended goals and wasting alot of taxdollars - But WHAT if the Government were Winning- Would it Be OK then? What if they just tried a harder to get us to Just say NO to Drugs ?
The Government could really Get" Tough" and just shoot everyone on sight who was using or selling any illegal substance! This technique would reduce the number of users Immediatly, free up lots of court and prison space, and save advertising money which would dramatically reduce size and cost of the WAD.
Would this mean the WAD was WON and could be declared a "success"?
Corpses don't complain to their "MisRepresentatives"- so maybe the answer is YES ;-)
Another concern on this topic that burns me up: You never hear anyone in the Media or any of our Rulers asking anyone WHY they risk life, liberty abnd property to ingest outside ingredients into their Bodies!! Don't they give us any credit at all for being human and having personal tastes or desires? Could the answer simply be - Some people like drugs, and find the experience pleasurable, and are drugs are easy to manufacture or find because of Econmic Reality 101: Supply and Demand and visa-versa.
Now, the real point of this "op-ed" :
THE ARGUEMENT AGAINST THE WAD SHOULD FOCUS ON ONE AND ONLY ONE ISSUE in my humble opinion:
We own ourselves and what we choose to put inside ourselves is no-one elses business.Furthermore, there is nothing wrong with wanting to feel good, relaxed or "HIGH".So people should quit apologizing for themselves! If I was writing a CONstitution for America it would be real simple- one line- one FOUR letter acronym easily understood by All:
MYOB/ Mind your own Business!!
Let's quit talking about what people ingest, or what they do for entertainment- and focus on the Big Picture!
What are you actually making of your own life- If you are a self suppporting/ non violent adult in private or given the permission of the Property owner - its no one elses concern how you behave!
Are you using force or fraud against anyone else? Are you supporting yourself with honestly earned funds? Do you provide for your dependents ? Are you minding your own business in the privacy of your own home?Do you clean up after yourself?
In essence: If you hold down a job,don't cheat or steal,keep your children from playing on the railroad tracks and Cut you Grass- Pun intended:)
You are a GOOD Humanoid by Me!