So, one of our lengthy threads on our last post was about legalizing drug use. While I didn’t comment on that particular thread, I did read it with interest ……. and even had a discussion about it with my daughter and son-in-law. It’s a familiar discussion. And, I must say, most of the discussion both pro and con have valid points. So, it’s a discussion worth having.
So, here’s the story ……
One upstate New York city is planning an unconventional approach to combating a growing heroin epidemic: Letting addicts shoot up on government property under the supervision of medical professionals.
Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick unveiled his controversial proposal to open a supervised injection facility during an interview with The Associated Press released Monday. The facility would provide a space for users to inject pre-purchased drugs with clean needles under the watchful eye of healthcare professionals who could, in theory, keep them safe and direct them to addiction services. …..
You can read the rest of the story at the link.
Now, I’ll chime in with my thoughts on this particular instance……. uhmm, not no but, hell no!
Look, you can, as the story does, try to paint this as a positive thing, which someone helps addicts ….. by giving them their addiction. But, I know how these things go with “government supervision”. ………
You can advocate your government get into the drug pushing business if you want, but, I know how this will go, especially in the US. We’ll either have to tax the citizens for providing this “service”(see our fantastic annual contribution to providing abortions on demand), or privatize it and incentivize having heroin addicts. (See our entire prison system as a great example.) But, later, some of our less capable citizens will come to literally depend on this and then see it as a “right”. Later, some a$$hole leftard judge will agree (likely because he owns part of the heroin making drug company), the SCOTUS will rule on it without regarding any word written in the US Constitution, and then, it will be a right for me to be taxed to provide the addiction to some weak link in the human race.
But, those are my thoughts.
Now, I’m aware much of this has been dredged through, and the commentators may not wish to re-hash (heh!) the discussion. So, it’s an open thread. Not that it matters, the commenters, here, always discuss what they wish to discuss, anyway! It’s one of the most endearing things of the blog! I love that! It’s just like when I go over and have a couple of beers with family and friends! So, while I posted this story, we’re liable to end up discussing the laughable linear regression of temp data. Or, the other societal form of suicide, open borders.