Pubdate: Thu, 08 Apr 2004
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2004 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Chris Buors


Harry Lehotsky needs to be made aware of the concept of responsibility. It's
not my job really means it not my responsibility.

Harry Lehotsky and those of a like mind are responsible for drug prohibition
and the inherent evils that persecuting "the other" begets. So, Harry is
holding two opposing opinions at the same time. He wants to relieve people
of their responsibilities and he wants people to take more responsibility at
the same time. Orwell called that doublethink.

Prohibitionists have ruined many lives including mine. I used to stop and
help people before those same people criminalized me for my vices. Now I am
in no position to help anybody and I just pass the needy by. I won't even
get a job that would require me to pay tax because I will no longer
contribute to the Sinful State the prohibitionists have created by relieving
me of the ownership of my own body.

Bottom line, the state has relieved us of so many of our responsibilities
that "it's not my job" can be passed off as a justification for inaction,
because it's true. Let the government do it, they got all the tax money I
might have been willing to give to charity anyway.

Chris Buors


(The tax money comes from people who work and contribute -- like Harry.) 
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