Re: Trump needs to lay off the states on the pot issue
The drug issue has always been about big pharma and what they can and can't control. They pay off both sides....that's why the health care issue can't been solved.
Because nobody is willing to look at big pharma.....instead it's how to pawn off astronomical costs to insurance. But whether these costs are reasonable is really the question. Sure they need to cover RD and pay well, but do they need 10,000 percent markups? Nobody will ask because they're all paid off.
If pot is legal as a painkiller not so many people need tons of advil or ibuprofen. And there's clearly no issue with people getting heroin....or morphine as its more commonly known, .....when big pharma profits.
Furthermore, I postulate that keeping drugs illegal doesn't deter anyone. People who want to drug do so and people who don't do not abstain because it's illegal. If everything was legalized tomorrow I'd bet few who don't already drug would start.
The right does seem to be quite fond of whining about states' rights until the states start doing things they don't like.
That's the core difference between Republicans and Libertarians. Us Libertarians truly believe the decisions of others are not out business and we ask to be left alone to make our decisions.
Our personal beliefs don't matter beyond staying out of the business of others.
Republicans believe in freedom to the extent they approve of peoples' decisions.....when others do things they don't like they love to legislate.
Last edited by lifeistooshort; 03-04-2017 at 09:48 AM.