(Mary d'juwanna?) WAS:Re: [GUNS] Re: Better people

Michael S. Lorrey (mike@lorrey.com)
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 10:20:16 -0400

Rob Harris Cen-IT wrote:

> > On the other hand, medical marijuana laws have passed in five
> > states, and are going to pass in others. In this case, public
> > opinion is leading rather than following the politicians.
> >
> Are you sure? From what I've seen, there is a large majority of people in
> the western world still cerebrally-flatlined and drooling like the day they
> first heard the ubiquitous but meaningless word "drugs". Armed with an
> opportunity for easy self-righteousness they blather on about how people
> "should not do drugs.....", cos "drugs are baaad"....etc.
> For public opinion to be based on reality, not "tell me what to think"
> drivel is a welcome change for the better! Legal grass here we come!

The legalization movement is borrowing a page from the gun controllers. Instead of "its for the children", they are saying "its for those poor cancer patients". If you are opposed to giving people releif from the pain then you are a cruel SOB. Its a great way to marginalize your opponents and look rosy at the same time. Compassion sells.


Michael S. Lorrey
Owner, Lorrey Systems
Director, Grafton County Fish & Game Assoc.
Member, Extropy Institute
Member, National Rifle Association
"Live Free or Die, Death is not the Worst of Evils."
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