The other day, Mark Perry ran a post about the legalization of drugs. I posted this comment:
1. users are ineligible for state assistance in other areas; if users can afford legalized drugs, they can afford food, shelter, health care insurance, and gaining employable skills.
2. users who commit crimes under the influence of drugs are subject to mandatory "COLD TURKEY" withdrawal from use; they obviously can't handle their drugs and are a danger to others.
3. sellers who do not pay their taxes are subject to forfeiture of all of their property and money unless they can prove that the property was not purchased from drug funds and the money was not acquired from the sale of drugs... it is assumed their property and money come from unreported drug sales.
4. sellers must have their facilities inspected monthly on a random basis by different inspectors each time; the government must ensure that the product is "safe" and inspectors cannot establish a relation with the sellers to encourage bribery.
5. legalization must be reaffirmed by vote 5 years after the date legalized; if legalization spreads the use of drugs, violence, social problems, and user inability to function productively, drug sale and use should be re-criminalized; citizens will have a chance to reconsider voting for those who legalize drug sale/use.I have no issue with those who want to ruin their own lives except they want the privilege... the right... of having others bail them out of their irresponsibility... and no one seems concerned about that aspect. [picture source]