"Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong." Friedrich Nietzche

"Any and all non-violent, non-coercive, non-larcenous, consensual adult behavior that does not physically harm other people or their property or directly and immediately endangers same, that does not disturb the peace or create a public nuisance, and that is done in private, especially on private property, is the inalienable right of all adults. In a truly free and liberty-loving society, ruled by a secular government, no laws should be passed to prohibit such behavior. Any laws now existing that are contrary to the above definition of inalienable rights are violations of the rights of adults and should be made null and void." D. M. Mitchell (from The Myth of Inalienable Rights, at: http://dowehaverights.blogspot.com/)

Sunday, February 11, 2007


That was the message in the sixties: Speed Kills. And it wasn't about driving fast. And the people that were "speed" users (a.k.a. amphetamines and methamphetamines) we called "speed freaks." They were easy to spot. They looked skeletal...rather like the anorexic runway models and certain female celebrities.

The government propaganda is that once hooked by methamphetamine the vast majority of users will be unable to quit...ever. Maybe so, maybe no. Remember the 375,000 "crack" babies being born every year? Babies so mentally damaged in utero by their mother's "crack" abuse that they would always need to be cared for, as in the rest of their lives? Not true in spades.

Meth is bad. (Yes kids, it really does rot your teeth, among other, worse effects.) There is no doubt in my mind of that. But I also know that the government has an agenda to pursue, which isn't always based on truth and justice. I would just like to be able to know what the facts are on addiction rates and recovery rates concerning meth, or what they could be if the government would just get out of the way.

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