Regarding a bullet list about prohibition that my daughter shared Facebook:
The fact is, we are free. Also, coercion is evil.
We need some laws for civic tranquility, but mostly, we must count on people to behave according to good order.
Also a fact, the state wields power from the barrel of a gun. We need to consider all laws with this simple test: “Am I willing to force people to obey this law at gunpoint? Further, am I willing to pull the trigger if they don’t?”
Make it personal. Understand the logical conclusion, and consider it.
Is this or that law worth me taking a life over? Your answer should be no for nearly everything.
I’m still reluctant to legalize drugs, but our current status is broke. When something is broke, we must fix it. I see no alternative to legalization. Sure, there will be new problems. Overall, I’ll take the problems rather than participating in the evil of coercion.
We are all someone’s daughter or someone’s son.
How long will we look at each other down the barrel of a gun.
Some will recognize that line from “You’re the Voice”, written by John Farnham.
Rebecca St. James recorded it,
But Farnham sang it earlier, and at least as well.