You could just as easily say that just because a majority of the population are gluttons and weigh in some cases twice and three times what
they should that we should put restrictions on how much the public eats and make certain foods illegal.
Yes, I think they should actually. Or put restrictions on the lifestyle itself. I actually recently made a podcast on this topic, titled "The War on
Fat". I think that if people decide to have that lifestyle, they should have to pay for their own medicare, pay more for insurance, etc.
On that same basis you can also say that alcohol should be illegal because a majority can't enjoy a couple drinks a day or whatever, but
rather stay so drunk they can't function in life.
As of yesterday, studies were published that say that not even moderate drinking is good for you, as previously believed to decrease heart disease,
etc. So there is now NO REASON
for people to be drinking poison at all. Because that's literally what alcohol is, poison.
Put a cork in it
Alcohol may not be so good for you
VICTORIA - People who have been drinking red wine in an attempt to stave off heart disease may be disheartened by the results of a University of
Victoria study that suggests alcohol likely offers little protection against illness.
"Apologies. It must be so confusing," Dr. Tim Stockwell, director of the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C., said, referring to a study that
contradicts research that says moderate drinking helps prevent heart disease.
Put a cork in it
A small number of doctor-prescribed drugs are okay when used correctly, as directed by your doctor. We don't need flu shots. And we don't need any
drugs or substances that are used for recreational use. If your life is so bad that you have to dope yourself up to make it bearable, that's your
I agree that the FDA and other such organizations are making far too much money to stop any time soon. Drug companies can't make nearly as much money
off of natural herbal cures that are proven just as effective and less side-effects than synthetic drugs.
The problem with anti-drug laws is that sometimes they cause more problems than they solve. Have you seen some of the ways these drug smugglers
have tried to smuggle drugs?
Why are people so obsessed with purposefully harming themselves anyways? I think the real issue is how so many people are so messed up that they
'have to' take things that are detrimental to their health. There is a heck of a lot more to life than drugs and sex. Why do people have to be so
narrow-minded. Enjoy the real good things in life, running around having fun in innocent ways that don't hurt anyone.
Here is a great idea......if you think drugs are evil and harmful and of no good use...DON"T DO THEM. Simple!!
That doesn't help me from having to listen to stoners and alcoholics talk about how high/drunk they are going to get tonight, and being constantly
surrounded by second-hand smoke outside of any major building, and having to sit beside them and smell alcohol/smoke all day, and be awkwardly
harrassed by people who are drunk/high. Try telling my friend who has heard voices and seen ET (while not high) ever since trying pot that it isn't
bad for them, or my uncle who killed himself because of it.
The people who eat too much, drink, smoke, or do anything else stupid and harmful are usually the poor people in society who have nothing else, so
thus they pay less tax because they make less income. Then the people who have good paying jobs and are smart enough to NOT do drugs are paying a
disproportional amount of tax for when these people get cancer, liver disease, heart disease, mental illness, etc.
In my opinion, bring back prohibition. Make all drugs Schedule I (illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute [sell, trade or give].) People
aren't responsible enough to take care of themselves, plus there are NO NEED for these substances anyways.
[edit on 4-4-2006 by Yarcofin]