Think Daily Messages
We all need the rule of law and its enforcement in our community to avoid being robbed (or worse) by men who feel they can get ahead by using their darker natures. But we don’t need a ruling body with excessive power controlling too much of our peaceful activities.
It’s a balance that our government was originally designed for, and in large measure it works when not distorted or ignored.
Let us pay attention to this balance.
Drugs are bad.
I’m very much an anti-drug person; but anyone can get them. In a recent 5-year period, heroin overdoses went up by 40% despite the War on Drugs having been going on for 40 years. It’s not working. The unintended consequence has been that the street price mark-up is robust, and dealing drugs has been taken up by urban males. The difficult job of controlling this has fallen to the police, and there has been strife on both sides.
Market forces are stronger than legal ones – a lesson we should remember and use to our advantage.
Urban males who have been shuffled through the failing urban schools, now have arrests on their records and cannot get good jobs. Our prisons are full of people with drug convictions and drug related gang activity. This all leads to a bigger problem of poverty and all the problems that come with it.
Unintended consequences always outnumber intended ones. By ending the war on drugs, (taking the market off the street) we can remove the alternative of dealing drugs to make a living, and leave no other option for urban males but finding a good job.