Archive for the ‘Drugs’ Category

It’s a feature, not a bug

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Many injustices committed by the State make more sense when you consider the possibility that the real goal of government—as championed or at least sanctioned by the majority of the populace and as carried out by State officials—is to wield power over others. Power usually for some (however vaguely stated) ...

Quote of the day

Friday, April 5th, 2013

"I want to state, as forcefully as possible, that the War on Drugs is deeply, irredeemably immoral; that it corrodes the minds and souls of those who prosecute it, and creates incentives for bad behavior that those living under its contours have always and will always find too powerful to ...

The coming ban on semi-automatic rifles

Monday, December 17th, 2012

I expect Congress and President Obama to pass some form of ban or stricter federal law against semi-automatic weapons and/or "assault rifles" in the next few months. I'm sure many Americans strongly support such a ban now, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School murders, if they didn't before. It's easy ...

Good for the Southeastern Conference!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

In college athletics, the Southeastern Conference has been lenient in penalizing student-athletes who fail a marijuana test. The SEC might not punish a player at all for one failed test, and it might be a third, fourth, or even fifth failed test before a player is suspended or banned from ...

It’s not your fucking business

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Roger Clemens has been indicted for "obstruction of Congress" because he lied to them in 2008 when he told them, "Let me be clear. I have never taken steroids or hGH." The Imperial Federal Government has decided it can take people's lives, liberty, and property for putting certain substances into ...

Fish in a barrel 2

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

California tax officials: legal pot would bring $1.4B. No, you still don't quite seem to get it. If it is TAXED and REGULATED, both of which are restrictions or extortions backed with explicit threats of murder, then by definition it is NOT LEGAL. You mean, "Legal except only in the ...

Fish in a barrel

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Here are a few issues or news stories that I've come across recently that I could offer easy and obvious solutions or objections to, or that libertarianism has already provided an easy and obvious answer to: Philip Morris supports new FDA regulations on cigarettes. Why, when they've opposed previous interventions in ...

Right for the wrong reasons

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Have you heard about the proposals from, for instance, California and Illinois legislators who want to legalize marijuana to increase their states' tax revenue? God, the predatory and self-serving nature of these thugs knows no bounds! They have no conception of or concern for individual rights—they don't want to decriminalize ...

Michael Phelps and public opinion

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

The general public's general reaction to the photographic evidence that Michael Phelps smoked marijuana out of a bong last year (after the Olympics, of course) is very encouraging to me. Despite people's confusion of legality and morality in so many cases and despite their turning to the State to fix ...

South Park on drug prohibition

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

"Whatevah! You don't know me! It's my body; I'll do what I want!"

Michigan ballot proposals

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I broke down and went to my polling location this morning to vote for one ballot proposal and vote against four of them, and write in "NOBODY" for president, Senate, House of Representatives, state legislature positions, mayor, etc. The ballot proposal I voted Yes on was to legalize medical marijuana ...

Jury nullification protects people from the State

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Prosecutors and judges have an alarming tendency to empower the State over individuals. Tim Lynch of the Cato Institute reports on a juror who was removed from a jury by the judge, against the protests of the defense, for attempting to protest the very law the defendant was accused of ...