Monday, September 3, 2012 8:47:08 AM
But, as Angillion puts it though, it is the proper role of government to protect people from the tresspasses of others. But when it tries to protect people from themselves does it become detrimental to peace and prosperity.
Monday, September 3, 2012 8:42:58 AM
The last thing we want to do is give a ticket to say ok to that by legalising it, we already have nicotine and alcohol.. so if we do this, next thing we'll be seeing meth abusers saying how it should be legalised because alcohol, nicotine, and weed are legal, and explaining all the benefits of meth use, and how it`s meth`s turn to be leagalized..
That would be problematic if it weren`t for the fact that criminalizing such drugs has been the very thing that has made the problem worse. The "abusers" are rightfully afraid that if they admit to their problems one of two scenarios will play out: a)They will go to jail for a long time. b)They will undergo a draconian drug treatment program that wouldn`t be very effective and at worst would cause them more problems than before. If it fails than they`re back to scenario "A".
Sunday, September 2, 2012 11:41:37 PM
Anarchy is a nice idea...if everyone was nice. But they're not, so your ideas would lead to a very oppressive society and probably revolution. If given free reign, people with power will abuse those without it. So, for example, your society would very quickly develop what was effectively indentured servitude. Most people would be paid the minimum needed to keep them functional as a resource for their employer and they`d probably pay most of their wages back to their employer anyway. Although nowadays it would probably be possible to keep most people unemployed and use machines instead. Which would be a death sentence in your society, since unemployed people wouldn`t have water, food or shelter. Obviously, hardly anybody would have opportunities to gain skills because they wouldn`t be able to afford to do so.
Extremes almost always lead to horrible societies.
Faced with that, revolt is likely. May as well if you`re going to die anyway.
Sunday, September 2, 2012 8:00:44 PM
I think the government needs to get their noses out of peoples business. I think that the min wage needs to be abolished so even junkies can get and maintain a job even just to support their habits, and/or gain skills so that they may better themselves. The only laws that should be enforced are the ones that are necessary. Violent crimes, thefts, laws that will help keep up an INDIVIDUALS RIGHTS to live the life that they choose to lead. Not everybody is shaped to fit inside of the same box. Though democracy can be great if done right, individual liberty is more important than anything. People should have the right to do what they please without a nanny government breathing down their neck, as long as you're not hurting anyone or their life in the mean time. I`m not talking about having an "ugly lawn" either. If the government wanted people to be self sufficient, they`d stop coddling people and allow more opportunities.