Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Drug Offenses Get Lamer With Age

In my college days, when I'd say "I hope I don't get arrested over the drugs I've bought" I usually meant that in the marijuana sense of the word. Nowadays I worry about getting arrested over cold medicine. Have I grown that much lamer in my old age? No; the anti-drug stick up the government's ass has grown that much sharper. Over at the Guardian, I talk about how it's utter bullshit that I, a presumably free citizen of a theoretically free republic, had to be scanned into corporate and law enforcement databases just to buy cold medicine that works.


Blogger Windypundit said...

As usual, some of the comments on your article just blow my mind. At least juggernaut said you were pretty.

It's a reminder that I probably spend too much of my time inside the libertarian-o-sphere. I need to spend more time reading other viewpoints. I know that government functionaries like all that shiny power, but I need to figure out why so many of my fellow Americans are eager to give it to them.

I have to grudgingly admit that this law may have done some good. Of course, it hasn't put a dent in the meth supply, but it seems to have forced meth producers to move to Mexico and use a more industrial process, which means it's less likely I'll be killed when the meth lab next door blows up.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Joke's on Juggernaut, Windy -- the day I bought the medicine (and wrote the essay) my nose was red, my eyes doing their best Niagara Falls impersonation, and I would only be considered pretty if you were a snail or a slug or someone else who's really, really turned on by the concept of "slime."

9:42 AM  
Blogger Charles Pergiel said...

Yes, our drug laws are really screwed up. Unfortunately, I don't think things are going to change anytime soon. Too many people are making too much money, and that's on both sides of the law. Maybe if the drug cartels end up winning the war in Mexico something will change, but even if it does it probably won't be for the better.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous viagra said...

Don't use drugs man...

2:18 AM  

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