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@Babblefish OK. So you're fine with laws against pot as long as they are STATE or LOCAL laws and not FEDERAL laws. I'm fine with that as long as I can live in a community that can keep potheads off the roads. Got it.
2 years ago on Next Up for the Liberty Movement
@Babblefish I'm not a Libertarian -- rather, I'm looking to see whether you guys have a reasonable point of view, or are just adolescent rebels who think 300+ million people are somehow going to become adult enough to respect each other without a government to establish and enforce boundaries. Right off the bat I think you have your head in the sand about pot. A quote from Mike Braun on the Freakonomics website, "In 1985, Stanford University conducted a study of airline pilots who each consumed a low grade marijuana cigarette before entering a flight simulator involving a stressful, yet recoverable scenario. The test resulted in numerous crashes. More alarming was the fact that the pilots again crashed the simulator in the same scenario a full 24 hours after last consuming marijuana, when they all showed no outward signs of intoxication, reported feeling “no residual effects” from the drug, and each also stated they had “no reservations” about flying!" The reason I'd like people to have a fear of serious legal consequences for alcohol or dope-influenced driving BEFORE they get on the road, is to prevent them from killing ME before they 'get a ticket'.
The weed issue seems to me to create a contradiction for Libertarians. The basic tenet is 'live free as long as you do no harm'. Marijuana lingers in the human system for up to a month with the user still having impaired functioning for days or weeks following use. Why should I think it's OK to have this guy driving a 2-ton vehicle on the same road with me and my family?