Another Jackass Heard From
Bill Quick

Enough Pot Happy Talk | RealClearPolitics

There was way too much giddiness in the media about the first day of legal pot selling in Colorado. Instead of all the happy talk, I think it’s time for some sober discussion and a strong dose of education about the addiction risks of smoking marijuana — particularly among young people. It may start out as a party, but it often ends up as something much, much worse.

Or, you know, not.

I’ve got an idea, Kud-boy. How about you and the rest of the socon statist assholes butt out, and let people make their own decisions for themselves on stuff like this?

You’re right. I forgot. You’r a conservative, which means in most cases you aren’t at all concerned with individual liberty, but in using the power of the state to impose your own beliefs, power, and control on everybody else.

Fuck you.

Exit question:  If it took a constitutional amendment to outlaw booze, why doesn’t it take one to ban any other drug as well?

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Another Jackass Heard From — 4 Comments

  1. If it took a constitutional amendment to outlaw booze, why doesn’t it take one to ban any other drug as well?

    Well, to quote one person to whom I addressed the same question more than twenty years ago, “Because drugs are different and if you don’t understand that then you’re just stupid.”

    (No, he’s not dead, or at least not by my hands. We were in a public place and there were too many witnesses.)

  2. I’m firmly of the opinion that people should be able to make their own stupid choices in life. In my current profession, they would be unemployable. Federal fitness for duty makes me take random drug and alcohol tests. Booze leaves the system quickly, but THC stays in there for a nice long time. That weekend buzz? Fired and permanently banned in the industry.

    And I wonder how many of these people understand that it’s not drunk driving, it’s driving under the influence? Toke up, take the wheel, get stopped and go to jail.

    You want to hit the bong in private? Not my problem. You want to drive or work in the nuclear industry while high? Everyone’s problem.

    On the plus side, Domino’s sales should increase quite a bit in CO. Also Doritos.