>> I can prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, to the standards of criminal
>> law, that the person making the advertisement and selling the
>> services does not have valid evidence that the method is effective.
Well, we'll just have to wait until one of them is indicted and tried,
and see if the state's attorney feels the same way. I personally think
that I would be able to convice a jury of 12 that most such quacks are
knowingly and willfully deceptive in their claims. Some may be merely
self-deluded and honestly believe their nonsense--in fact that may be
the majority of rank-and-file local herbalists, accupuncturists, and
others--but the ones who spend the most money on advertising I'm
firmly conviced are completely aware that they are making false claims.
As a libertarian, I would not interfere with anyone's right to take
any drug or anyone's right to sell them. But that does not excuse
moral accountability for one's statements in advertising.
-- Lee Daniel Crocker <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.piclab.com/lee/> "All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past, are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC
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