Sunday, June 19, 2005

Today's Edition of Stupid Drug Warriors

Taking on the Drug Problem

This George Will piece is hilarious just for how stupid it is. The lonely libertarian doesn't always agree with Will, but at least he usually comes across as intelligent.

From the end of the article:

"Fighting terrorists, he says, is necessary even though it is like seeking a needle in a haystack. Illicit drugs -- millions of tons marketed to millions of Americans -- are at least not a needle-in-a-haystack problem."

The difference between terrorism and drugs, in case anyone forgot to tell Mr. Will, is that millions of otherwise law abiding Americans actually want drugs, whereas virtually no one wants terrorists. Additionally, there is probably some sort of moral distinction between shooting up heroin and destroying the World Trade Center. Maybe this is why it's often said that conservatives see things in black and white.


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