While I certainly hold that it’s absolutely none of my business what substances sufficiently mature individuals choose to ingest, or in what quantities, I’ve also always thought that any genuine advocate of freedom (no, freedom) is stupid to make drug prohibition a central theme of their fight. How can I take someone seriously whose most important issue in life is their drugs?
On the other hand, I can’t help touching on the issue from time-to-time, particularly when such material as conservative Gary Aldrich’s recent Townhall column exists. Anyone who knows anything about recreational drugs should find this screed uproariously funny, in the sad sense, of course. Sure, it’s not Reefer Madness, or anything, but it sure is written to the ignoramus who’s more than happy to mind your business. Here’s just one funny, of many:
Yet selfish, self-centered Liberals don’t care about any of that – they just want their marijuana, cocaine, or whatever designer drug is in fashion. What they won’t admit is that many cannot enjoy their sexual activities without using the drugs – this is the dirty little secret that nobody wants to talk about. The effects of marijuana and cocaine are often more powerful than Viagra. The Liberal guy pushes drug use because everyone knows drugs sweep away a woman’s natural reluctance to behave like a barnyard goat.
Did I mention that Gary Aldrich is founder and president of The Patrick Henry Center for "Individual Liberty"?