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California is thinking about legalizing it
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RE: California is thinking about legalizing it
Hey,
Thanks for your reply. Out of curiosity, what is an SAE?
Quote:It would be a poor ideal of the government not to keep its people safe from themselves... as what is a government to do if there are no more people to govern? Smile Keeping people alive and well is largely the point of legislation in the first place...
Ahhh, I politely disagree. It is not the place of the government to keep me safe from myself. It is kinda the gummints job to keep itself safe from me. It is a Constitution, or a Charter between people and government. The people agree to allow a government above it, and the people are the ones in charge. It is not that government came first, and people second. Government is only a social contract, and if they don't do what the majority want, they lose the baility to hold their positions. So these days we have governments run by psychopaths trying their best to get the majority so stupid and unhealthy that they can coerce them into supporting whatever dangerous thing they want.

How does it serve me to fine me for not wearing me seatbelt? What if I crash, I could die. Not the police, or by proxy the governments problem. If I flew out of my car unrestrained, and my body hit some poor passer-by and killed them, that would be a tragedy. Should that random and unlikely circumstance be justification for them charging me (not with a crime, but with a bill) for failure to properly protect myself?

What about when I got busted for possession of Marijuana? How are they serving me (since that is their job) to charge me hundreds of dollars and try to put me in prison for having a drug problem. They never once asked 'do you want to be a drug addict?' they just assumed I was fully in control of what I was doing, and therefor fully responsible for breaking their rules. Did they offer me help? No. Did they try to solve my, and my communities problems? No. Did they try to make a buck and lock a kid up because it seems right to them? Yes. Is that their job, as a judiciary and as part of governance? I think not.

Anyways, I get going... I think government keeping me safe from myself can only be window dressing for the destruction of rights and freedoms. If it was so important as to have robot cameras giving out 2,000 speeding tickets a day, why not make cars that don't speed? Oh that would be effective problem solving, and red blooded americans would flip out. It it was so important to them that I wear my seat belt, why are they always so slow to react to a real threat... like... purple loosestrife.

Quote:I wish I lived in a world where cars didn't crash... but I most definitely don't wish to be in a world with no cars
Very well said. I like it.

Quote:How's that coming so far?
Hard work. I have magic powers, but spoon bending is not one of them. So I am trying to branch out a little.

Thanks, Smile
-Pip
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Messages In This Thread
RE: California is thinking about legalizing it - by Pippy - April 10, 2010 at 6:58 am
RE: California is thinking about legalizing it - by Pippy - April 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm
RE: California is thinking about legalizing it - by Pippy - April 12, 2010 at 3:20 am
RE: California is thinking about legalizing it - by Pippy - April 13, 2010 at 3:22 am
RE: California is thinking about legalizing it - by Pippy - April 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm
RE: California is thinking about legalizing it - by Pippy - April 14, 2010 at 8:56 pm

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