Good news to the tens of millions of lunkheads who take comfort in the fantasy that the U.S. government has their most basic needs and chosen values at heart, especially when it comes to “protecting our children” from the evils of drugs.
You can rest easy now. Richard Paey, 45-year-old father of three, wheelchair bound and disabled from a car accident in 1985, suffering also from multiple sclerosis, is safely locked away for the next 25 years because he purchased pharmaceutical-grade medication to ease his suffering.
The story here. I have only to point out a few things:
1. The drug war is utter stupidity on many levels, this just one of them.
2. It’s more than unfortunate that it takes such an extreme example to illustrate its destructiveness to most people.
3. This story is really small peanuts compared to the enormous waste and destruction of values that takes place daily as a result of this charade.
4. It would be nice if, rather than having to point to examples like this to illustrate my point, I could simply say that the government and its voting and tax-paying supporters want to determine your values for you, and lock you up when yours differ from theirs “too much.” But no one thinks in terms of general principles anymore.
This final note, quoted from the story:
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Paey in late 1996 after receiving calls from suspicious pharmacists.
I hope these pharmacists rot in hell.
(link via Hit & Run)