Saturday, April 04, 2009

A Failed Model

The spike in violence due to heavily armed gangs in Mexico can be rectified, but not through the failed model of near-complete prohibition.
Bob Owens made the above remark at A Call to Arms in Mexico. He was referring to gun prohibition. Now if only that understanding could be applied to drugs we might get some where.

H/T Instapundit

Cross Posted at Classical Values


Tom Cuddihy said...

yes, but what priciple of self-government or democracy requires narcotics to defend it?

M. Simon said...

What model of government makes war on its citizens because of their vices?

99% said...

So one's vices have no effect on the people around them? Really. The people who smoke cigarettes have done a nice job of increasing health care costs for everyone. The people who need liver transplants due to years of excessive alcohol consumption have contributed to increased healthcare costs. Shall I go on? Both of these examples are totally preventable -- why do I have to pay extra so that you can preserve your precious vices?

Again, what color is the sky in your world, Msimon?

(Oops...that's a trick question...your view of the sky is regularly obscured by marijuana smoke...)