No there is no parallel at all. There is nothing about owning a firearm that prevents one from being a rationale actor. It is entirely possible for a minor to become addicted to various had drugs and quite literally never be able to make an informed decision about the matter. That is actually the norm. Also, as w3 see when it is legal you get more of it. (Or maybe you are okay to dealers handing out free fentanyl samples to middle school kids - IDK)Greg wrote: ↑Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:59 pmThere is an exact parallel here with Democrats and gun laws.Vonz90 wrote: ↑Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:04 pmIt is not them I care about, it is everything they impact.Greg wrote: ↑Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:45 am
So let them die. I find drugs personally extremely distasteful, but IMO once you open the door to the notion that 'we here have all decided that we need to take away your freedom for your own good' then the treatment is more damaging than the disease.
Note I make the distinction 'for your own good'... if you're an actual danger to others than those others have the right to take action in their own defense.
Everything they do to cause that impact is already illegal. Start there.
See also Prohibition.
..and that is the problem with extreme libertarianism, like everything else. It is one principle, there are others as well, they are in tension and have to be balanced. There is no libertarian utopia like there is no other utopias.
I get your point of view, and I share it to an extent. There are options between prohibition and everything goes.