Updated: Jun 13
SCHIZOPHRENIC AUTHORITARIAN POLITICOS (They exist on both sides of the political divide but primarily and today overwhelmingly on the now radical Socialist Left. Authoritarian political power becomes a mental illness)
Now I am not a smoker, either of cigarettes or marijuana. To me they are dirty, filthy, smelly, unhealthy habits a person should choose to do without. But that's me. Nor am I a big drinker, I prefer a nice glass of wine, maybe two with my dinner once or twice a week. But again, that's me. That being said, why exactly are those in government so driven to become the hyper stewards, caretakers and managers of the people's self-determination instead of the empowerees of the people to make their own decisions regarding their own freedom and self determination to do pretty much as they please? Within reason of course.
And we are not proposing that people be able to use and abuse drugs, live on the street, cause chaos and commit crime that endangers all who encounter them. That is a too literal interpretation of freedom and is unreasonable. And to allow such things as is being done now in many major American cities is both inhumane for those who abuse those drugs and unreasonable for those in the public who encounter, interact and are essentially forced to live with them. Many of those people in fact need to be interacted with by government and law enforcement for their and everyone else's own good and not in real terms encouraged to continue their "Freedom" and self-determination death spiral.
Educate, don't dictate. And people without doubt do themselves harm using and abusing such things as cigarettes and alcohol and the many other drugs and mind and mood-altering consumables that they abuse. But how is it the government's responsibility to absolutely regulate such things which are historically legal? People, human beings, historically are going to do what they please for the most part even if the government bans or makes such things illegal. And we clearly saw that regarding the moralists in politics banning of the sale of alcohol in America some 90 years ago. How did that work out?
(And I recognize the documented comfort and medicinal benefits of marijuana for many people who use it to deal with many maladies they suffer from.) Is it me? Does that make sense to you? How is the smoking of marijuana superior or less harmful to smoking cigarettes? The calming and dulling effects of the marijuana on the developing brains of youth is preferred by the powers that be? You think that inhaling the smoke from cigarettes is incrementally more harmful than inhaling the smoke from marijuana and therefore is incrementally better? Really? That is some fancy sideways thinking to my mind. Maybe it is me?
How Bad Is Weed for You?: Dangers of Long-Term Marijuana Use (americanaddictioncenters.org) NY Gov. Kathy Hochul ‘test-marketing’ a ban on all tobacco sales Kathy Hochul 'test-marketing' ban on all NY tobacco sales (nypost.com) "The survey, conducted by nonprofit research organization RTI International, was distributed to “community leaders” statewide, including “county legislators and county directors of public health,” according to an April 13 memo to prospective participants from Jennifer Lee, director of the Health Department’s Bureau of Tobacco Control." Who is going to decide things you are allowed? What you are allowed to eat, allowed to smoke, allowed to drink, allowed the drive, allowed to teach your children, allowed to worship, where you are allowed to live, allowed too whatever. All counter and in direct opposition to the intent of the Constitution. Who will decide? "Nonprofits", "International organizations", "Community leaders", "Legislators", "Directors of health". Trained and "highly educated" Socialist / Social engineers and Globalists will decide what you are allowed when you boil it all down. And that is the trajectory we seem to be being forced onto today.
Those aspirational micro manager authoritarians in government on both sides of the political divide will decide. Keeping in mind the entity government is bereft of any morality because it is a thing and when "they" tell you they are moral, with the best intentions of course, you know they are deceiving you. You as a member of the Pedestrian Realm possess morality, those within government within the Political Realm have none or morality is optional. (SEE: Strategy Over Morality.) I guess they have to do something with the advanced degrees and indoctrination that they have received in the halls of the highest and most esteemed learning institutions in the country and the world. But unfortunately, they have all apparently been thoroughly indoctrinated in a heavily weighted Socialist and even Communist way of thinking. It is the nature of the beast "government", and it is fundamentally un and anti-American.
Again, educate, don't dictate. (But dictating is so much faster and efficient!)
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Are you paying attention yet America? J.G.L. 4/23/23