Eric at Classical Values has a nice post up on grief mongers and their lawyers. Each little grief enacted into our common law (by judges decisions on what claims are actionable) adds friction to the system. A kind of creeping arthritis. The grief is justified and now everyone suffers. But just a little from each. So it creeps up until movement is so painful it stops.
Eric also sent me a link about a mother who is trying to stop the legal use of methadone because her son died from some that was diverted from the legal market. Let me amend that. Her action will not lead directly to that but this will. And there is a strong connection between the two.
One commenter calls for help for the grief stricken mother.
Laura says:I have some good suggestions too.
March 11, 2011 at 10:29 pm
There are good suggestions in these comments.
I just wanted to appeal on Katie's behalf to anyone reading this who can HELP her, in real-time, to do what your heart may be calling you to do and help her, with legal expertise, etc.
OK. I'll help: END DRUG PROHIBITIONAnd that is not all I suggested:
So people in the presence of an overdose are not afraid to call 911. So the antidote for opiate poisoning is freely available for those who want it.
So far as I can see not one suggestion here will make things better. Oh. People will get punished. But we have been down that road for 95+ years with no measurable effect (except the addition of a crime problem to a drug problem).
Stop letting your pain drive you into stupidity.
1. More punishment = more profit for dealers
2. More profit for dealers = more dealers
Is that what you had hoped to accomplish?
Now if Henry had only obeyed the law...........It is a damn shame but you just can't seem to be able to make people obey the law. Pity. Obviously I need to get more into the spirit of things so I did:
We have to get that methadone off the street. It is unfair competition for heroin.So who do I think the real culprit is? Henry's parents - the grief stricken one(s) - for getting a divorce.
Cross Posted at Power and Control