Re: Jesse Ventura: Re: Libertarian question

Patrick Wilken (
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 16:28:20 +1000

>Patrick Wilken wrote:
>> In fairness I haven't had a chance to really check out his website
>> properly, but his view that neither drugs or prostitution should be
>> legalised doesn't strike me as particularly libertarian.
>You have it backwards. He wants to legalize prostitution and end the drug war.

Good for him, but that's not what his press release says on this website:

"I'm the only gubernatorial candidate with the courage to admit that our wars against drugs and prostitution have failed....I was misquoted Wednesday. When asked if I supported legalized prostitution and drugs, the first two words I said were: 'absolutely not.' "

I don't know what his take on prostitution is, but with regard to drugs it appears he wants to minimize jail terms (or avoid them all together) and work on educating people about the health issues related to drug use: both excellent goals, but hardly legalization.

best, patrick

Patrick Wilken          
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