Thursday, February 27, 2014

The perfect argument, if we hadn't forfeited it

Harper Jean Tobin of the National Center for Transgender Equality presents an intricate argument here that decriminalization* of marijuana would benefit transgendered people. A much simpler and firmer argument would be that the principle of self-ownership includes both the freedom to use marijuana if you so choose and equal freedom for LGBT people. At least it would be a firmer argument if we hadn't made a Faustian bargain with collectivist, authority-worshiping political correctness and learned to regard the principle of self-ownership as heresy.

*While I support legalization, I consider decriminalization to be a step in the right direction.

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