Hihope Hiland Heathen of Perth CD, RE, CGC, TDI
For the record I have never smoked pot nor have a huge desire for it. If it was legalized I may use it occasionally but it would be a lot like tobacco where when I was eighteen I tried cigars, then got bored. Regarding other drugs, being that I am a prescriber of schedule II narcotics I have a better understanding of how drugs affect people than most folks on this board. I see te awful reprecussions every week of illegal and legal drugs. But if you want to bring every libertarian debate back to drugs assuming that we all our potheads, then I realize that logic and liberty are ideas that you fail to embrace.
I wish it was just radical Muslims killing innocents. Here is a news clip you won't see on Fox News or CNN. The best part is the mans testimony that starts around two minutes.
Lots of wars and conflicts have been done with religion used as the reason.
There are fanatics in all cultures and religions. Some act out more than others.
I am enjoying the exchange but I think we kind of moved away from the original post.
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
What if all we have today is what we gave thanks for yesterday?
Let the views of others educate and inform you, but let your decisions be a product of your own conclusions. (Jim Rohn)
Story in yesterday's NPR on-line.
"That is a demographic that they(GOP) desperately need to do better with," he says. "That socially liberal, economically conservative, non-interventionist policy stance popular among libertarians is very appealing to younger, college-age people. ... Some of these people are disaffected Obama voters who have been turned off by the Obama administration's national security policies and foreign policies and interventionism."
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C S Lewis