As some of you might know, I work for Texas' state agency that assists people in need of vision loss rehabilitation. Today, we had our Christmas party. A good time was had by all, but the following exchange by two of my co-workers was so Us:
Stacie: "Would anyone like a drink?"
Sharon: "I would!"
Stacie: "What do you want?"
Sharon: "What are my choices?"
Stacie: "I don't know; I can't see!"
At which point it occurred to me that, yes, all 2-liter soft drink bottles are indeed shaped exactly alike. (g)
I love my office.
He is a co-host of the Hannity and Colmes show. He apparently believes that all controlled substances should be legalized--from marijuana to meth. Why? Because he believes the government should not have the power to legislate what we may or may not put in our bodies, even if it's clearly harmful.
Yes, I do recognize that this would logically lead to making cigarette use illegal. The argument against that is that the trade in black-market cigarettes would then become outrageous. We'd have a situation of diminishing returns. Really, I believe the best way to eliminate illegal drug use is to make it seem unfashionable, 'uncool,' as has happened to a large degree with cigarettes. But, in lieu of that, I'm for keeping illegal drugs illegal.
Has Colmes ever seen someone severely addicted to ice or heroin?! For godsakes, any deterrent from using drugs like that, even a sometimes ineffective one, is better than none.
Fine. If you want all of these drugs to be legalized, Mr. Colmes, then I say that addiction to them should be taken off the roster of conditions considered to be disabilities.
Because my and everyone else's tax dollars should not have to be spent paying to rehabilitate people from their (legal) CHOICES.