Ten Years of Nonsense: When We Began Calling Ourselves "Morons" | Main | Is The Alignment of Your Toilets Putting You At Risk for Schizophrenia? That Story When We Return
January 02, 2014

They're Getting Stoned Legally in Colorado and That's a Good Thing

I've completely flipped on this.

I still react with hostility to the pot subculture -- these people are so psyched about a mild hallucinogen it's just sad, really; they wear pot-leaf necklaces, for crying out loud -- but my distaste for someone's lifestyle and preferences is no justification for a law presuming to squelch those choices.

Whether I approve of this or not, these people are happy. Why should that bother me?

I mean, Let's Be Honest, it does bother me. It's a very deeply human thing to resent someone enjoying something one doesn't enjoy oneself.

I think pot laws and most drug laws are paternalistic. They are a vehicle for the majority of society expressing their distaste for a certain lifestyle, in the guise of helping the wayward find a better way of living.

But we really ought to respect other citizens as adult, free human beings. And freedom means the freedom to make mistakes, or, if not mistakes, to make choices the mainstream of society doesn't approve of.

We don't all have to be mainstream.


digg this
posted by Ace at 05:51 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Long Dong Wong: "Serve the Germans right for not taking enough titt ..."

Cicero (@cicero): "Inconsistent deployment of the Boobengruppen units ..."

Tonypete: "One day, whilst walking back to work, I met an att ..."

OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor: "[i]I think that covers everything.Posted by: Off t ..."

JT: " Germanic titties, good for keeping you warm in th ..."

Cicero (@cicero): "[i]Not to mention their pectorals. Posted by: JT ..."

JT: "How are those women carrying those beers in the Mo ..."

Cicero (@cicero): "[i]Germanic titties, good for keeping you warm in ..."

olddog in mo: "Kate Middleton is on the red carpet in a Jenny Pac ..."

JT: " Oktoberfest babe on the left: MY NAME IS SUSAN AN ..."

Cicero (@cicero): "Moar Bier Chick No. 1 sports quite an impressive s ..."

Poor Bastard: "Germanic titties, good for keeping you warm in the ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64