Prompted by “How to Argue for Pot Legalization in the Face of Prohibition Supporters”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/how-argue-pot-legalization-face-prohibition-supporters
“The logic of their position is that the law is a tool to teach people right from wrong…”
Everyone has their opinion regarding the definition of liberty (right from wrong), and the net result is a complex and continuous war to shape prohibition (outright bans and textured prohibitions in the form of regulations).
Law cannot be a tool to teach people, because law is too often abused — such abuse is why the United States of America even exists. But that doesn’t stop leveraging law for morality and equality, and the abusive law keeps on rolling through our lives too often without mainstream media broadcast (so… often without enough public awareness to apply the only power capable of putting a stop to that abuse — sufficient public organization).
A nation run by elitists is not a free nation, but that message falls flat in most human minds these days.
As I explore ways to leverage entertainment against law abuse (a serious challenge due to the boring nature of law — such boring nature responsible for serious damage against property and lives — e.g. war on some drugs), I try to suppress my frustration and even outrage for composure.
However, the logic of my position is since a large group of people are suffering from that abusive teaching tool in the “land of the free”, my outrage is palpable and yours should be too. Is it?