[declan at well.com: [Politech] Montana Supreme Court justice warns Orwell's 1984 has arrived [priv]]

coderman coderman at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 10:25:22 PDT 2005

On 8/23/05, J.A. Terranson <measl at mfn.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Aug 2005, Tyler Durden wrote:
> > Yes, but the old question needs to be asked: How much of this crime would go
> > away if crystal meth were legal? 

agreed; though i'd rather see them taking something less neurotoxic,
like dex or racemic amphetamine.

> Lets not forget the lessons of the NYC Methadone "Maintenance" Programs
> either...  Along with legalization
> must come the removal of monopoly practices such a single sourcing of the
> drug and prescriptions to dispense.  Only then does the free market take
> over and keep the price, and the crime, low.

fortunately stimulants are some of the cheapest drugs to produce minus
all the regulatory overhead.

> I like the idea of belief in drug-prohibition as a religion in that it is
> a strongly held belief based on grossly insufficient evidence and
> bolstered by faith born of intuitions flowing from the very beliefs they
> are intended to support.
> don zweig, M.D.

i'm saving this quote :)

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