The High Road

So, the Libertarian Party has been making a stink on Facebook about what a terrible blow for personal liberty it is that California didn’t legalize marijuana this time around. This is one of the several reasons that, although I describe myself as a libertarian, I will never associate myself with the Libertarian Party.
While I don’t have a philosophical issue with people doing whatever they want to their own bodies, marijuana can affect more people than those who actually use it.

But let’s put aside the societal problems. Let’s imagine that I *shudder* move to California–and the way our country has been going since 2006, forced relocation probably wasn’t far off in the agenda. Why would I vote to legalize a whole new toxin for people to put into their systems, when I HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR MEDICAL EXPENSES?

Seriously; it was bad enough when I was being forced to buy a house for every deadbeat in the country. Now that the Obama administration has destroyed the health insurance industry, only to replace it with a government-regulated medical coverage industry, expenses are skyrocketing and we’re all legally obligated to make those payments. Give me a free market economy, where one can buy a true insurance policy (or choose not to), and I’ll be open to toxic recreation.

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