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This made me laugh like crazy. (No, I wasn’t high.) The best kind of hilarious stuff is the kind that makes you think. Are drugs as bad as its detractors seem to believe? Some probably are. I am not defending drugs as a personal user. I tried a couple of things in high school like most people, but I prefer lucidity and haven’t used in years. Maybe it’s the libertarian in me (I oscillate between extreme totalitarianism and libertarianism) but I generally think that people should be allowed to do whatever they want as long as it doesn’t hurt other people. Following that reason, I support all kinds of consensual sex and marriages, (most?) drug use, and the free pursuit of hobbies and interests – even if it’s crappy music and TV.
I’ve got quite a bit to say on the issue of drug use, but I’ll be brief here. Who is the victim of drug use? Well, in the case of parents with young children, possibly their children. This still strikes me as a case-by-case issue though. If you sent the parents off to Disneyland with their grandparents and you want to have a party with some weed and booze, you shouldn’t go to prison for smoking in what is possibly the most considerate way. If you’re using meth and hiding it in Junior’s diaper then, yeah, you should probably do some time.
Anyway, I thought this was funny enough to share. My bottom line on drugs; If you aren’t hurting anyone, go for it. And to people who say, “Well, it makes them withdrawn/mean/stupid” I say this, “Until they make being mean or stupid illegal, they shouldn’t make substances that MIGHT make people mean or stupid illegal just for that reason.”
And by the way, I had a great weekend break. It passed in a haze of Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, the TV show Dexter, and hanging out with my girlfriend. Very relaxing and awesome.