Getting high can be bad. Putting people in prison for it is worse. And doing the latter doesn’t stop the former.
I was once among the majority who believe that drug use must be illegal. But then I noticed that when vice laws conflict with the law of supply and demand, the conflict is ugly, and the law of supply and demand generally wins. (Full story…)
Not so long ago, in a country that now seems far, far away, Ronald Reagan told the nation: “we don’t have deficits because people are taxed too little. We have deficits because big government spends too much.”
Maybe it’s time for a strong third party, or failing that, another revolution.