Sunday, February 9

Freedom of Religion But Not of Consumption

Yes, Americans have freedom of religion, of speech, of assembly, and of petition, but we don't have freedom to choose what we consume.
One of Ron Paul's defining moments on the national stage...was when, at the first 2012 cycle Republican presidential candidate debate in May 2011, he mocked the notion that legalizing heroin was a terrible idea that would lead everyone to do heroin.

"It's amazing that we want freedom to pick our future in a spiritual way but not when it comes to our personal habits," he said, and advocated leaving drug policy to the states....
On a related note, heroin overdose is apparently almost nonexistent.