Legalize Casual Drugs!

I’ve long been in favor of legalizing casual drugs in this country.  All we’re doing is supporting the drug cartels and the world’s largest dope dealer, the Afghanistan presidential family.  Milton agrees:

“It’s a moral problem that the government is making into criminals people, who
may be doing something you and I don’t approve of, but who are doing something
that hurts nobody else. Most of the arrests for drugs are for possession by
casual users.
Now here’s somebody who wants to smoke a marijuana cigarette. If he’s caught,
he goes to jail. Now is that moral? Is that proper? I think it’s absolutely
disgraceful that our government, supposed to be our government, should be in
the position of converting people who are not harming others into criminals, of
destroying their lives, putting them in jail. That’s the issue to me. The
economic issue comes in only for explaining why it has those effects. But the
economic reasons are not the reasons.”
– Milton Friedman
(1912-2006) Nobel Prize-winning economist, economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan, “ultimate guru of the free-market system”
Source: America’s Drug Forum interview (1991)”America’s Drug Forum” (1991)
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Milton.Friedman.Quote.93B1

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