Pubdate: Sun, 20 May 2012
Source: Summit Daily News (CO)
Copyright: 2012 Summit Daily News
Author: Kirk Muse


Re. "Pot legalization problematic" by Garnett Payne, letters, May 16 I
thought Garnett Payne was a conservative and that true conservatives
oppose nanny-state policies. Obviously, I was wrong.

What could be more pro-nanny-state than marijuana prohibition? Beyond
the fact that marijuana prohibition is counterproductive and a
complete waste of money, what about the right of adult citizens to be
left alone - especially in the privacy of our own homes?

We don't punish those who attempt suicide and survive. So why do we
punish those who consume the wrong (politically selected) recreational

I don't want my government attempting to protect me from myself. I
want my government to protect me from those who want to harm me
against my will.

Today, our nanny-state government tells us which recreational drugs we
may or may not consume. Note that Viagra is OK, but marijuana is not.

Note that nicotine is OK, but marijuana is not.

Tomorrow, our nanny-state government will tell us which foods we may
or may not eat.

Those who oppose the use of marijuana, medical or otherwise, I have
some simple advice: Don't buy it, don't grow it and don't use it. Period.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
- ---
MAP posted-by: Jo-D