Concerning the War on Drugs
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "therapuppy" wrote:
> What is your answer to the problem - lift all drug restrictions? What do you think will happen if drugs are no longer illegal? There is some precedent in other nations that have gone this route.
What do I think will happen? People will realize the truth of this simple phrase:
If it is to be,
It is up to me.
I am amused to hear those who demand that government not interfere in their lives demanding that the government take action to control personal behavior. Good luck with that. Elliot Ness did not stop bootlegging, the 21st Amendment did. Laws against homosexuality did not stop homosexual behavior. And, as I pointed out earlier, laws against drug abuse have not stopped drug abuse. I just
finished reading a news story about how deaths from heroin overdose among young people have cone from 198 in 1999 to 510 in 2009. The government cracked down on the abuse of pain killers such as oxycontin so the kids discovered the wonderful world of heroin. Way to go, guys.
Once upon a time, parents raised their children. Neighbors were alert for dangers to all children in the neighborhood. Today, both parents are busy with their jobs and their social life (assuming that there are two parents). Neighbors do not know each other. Economic conditions have turned us into a nation of worker bees whose only concern is avoiding becoming one of the army of the unemployed. We have forgotten two truths which were given to us many, many years ago:
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.