posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 09:35 AM
reply to post by Rockdisjoint
Thanks Rockdisjoint...apologies for any offense, then. Agreed generally with the sentiment on some drugs, but I'm afraid our policies do more
harm than good there. We can get into the issues with prohibition some other time, though.
You might be right about people blaming Paul and his ideas if he were in office when the wheels fell off, but that's going to happen regardless, and
I'd like to have someone involved who has some grasp of the right steps to take to mitigate the damage as well as start working to correct. If we
don't have that, I forecast dark days.
As far as statism and voting...in some cases, it can definitely seem pointless, and I don't believe anyone should ever sanction the process or bad
choices outright by knowingly voting for "the lesser of two evils", but I do believe if there is someone actually worth supporting for a position
in which they might actually be able to work towards a correction and improvement of social ills, then it's worth the step (I had to abstain from the
general election in 2008 as I could support neither Obama nor Mccain - if Paul doesn't get the nomination again this time, likely the same unless I
write-in as a protest).
I definitely understand the sentiment, but completely stepping out of the system also kills as it leaves the choices totally up to the uninformed or
those who are outright and paid for, among other things - and I don't see how anyone can even try to expect any improvement in that case. It would
seem to merely enable the wrongness instead of trying to do anything about it. It reminds me of what Burke said:
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Not looking for any debate on any of this, but am curious about the last bit so would appreciate your further thoughts - do you just suggest letting
them have their way and trying to eke it out with what we end up with on the back end? Please clarify for me as it doesn't seem to make much sense
to me to just keep letting knuckleheads apparently set on continuing wrong action without trying to change anything on a local, state, and national
level...I simply cannot condone the failed policies and ruined lives of the war on drugs, war on terrror, refusal to utilize hemp, live within our
means, have the FDA going after non-threats while allowing every harmful drug from big pharma to hit the market...and so much more. It's all so
wrong, and it seems as though some advocate allowing it, unchecked.
Let me know, and take care.