‘Cuz Big Brother Says So
May 18, 2011 § 3 Comments
William Jennings Bryant:
“The chief duty of governments, in so far as they are coercive, is to restrain those who would interfere with the inalienable rights of the individual, among which are the right to life, the right to liberty, the right to the pursuit of happiness and the right to worship God according to the dictates of one’s conscience.”
Legalizing a practice doesn’t mean one is condones it, but rather respecting the right to practice it.
Big Brother is, arguably, Christian. So that means our morals (and laws) are based off the Bible, or at least off Christian beliefs. Something is only as good (or bad) as Big Brother says.
There are few practices made illegal because of morals. Does Big Brother possess any morals? I can tell you, Big Brother has no morals.
Cocaine was once sold over counters. Coca Cola contained cocaine. That’s why the White people loved it. When, in the 1890s, it became public, they claimed to remove it from their drinks. When cocaine became connected with Black crime in early parts of 1900s, Coca Cola removed it. Right after removing the fresh coca leaves, Coca Cola then used “spent” coca leaves, extracts from de-cocainized leaves.
To this day, Coca Cola is licensed to use purified coca leaves and will not reveal their “secret” recipe.
Now we have Ron Paul, congressman and GOP presidential candidate, saying heroin and cocaine should be legalized.
Prostitution is defined as “the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money.” This act is illegal in all but one state: Nevada. Escort prostitution and brothels are legal in all 50 states. Escorts are paid for their service, dating, and prostitutes are paid for their service, sex. So, what’s the harm in paying someone for a date? There isn’t any harm. Only harm is a date quickly translates into sex.
Proponents usually don’t have a deep reason for legalizing prostitution. It’s simple: the law shouldn’t stop two consenting adults that want to have sex in exchange for money.
Opponents say legalizing prostitution will change the face America, equates it to slavery, and fear the ‘sanctity of sex’ will disappear. Though, I wonder what ‘sanctity of sex’ they are referring to.
Aim Group claims [a lot of adult ad revenue info in the previous link] Backpage.com reaped a $3.1 million revenue in ads, in December alone. This goes without mentioning strip clubs. Don’t you give money in exchange for a lap dance, and more stuff I’d rather not type? Strip clubs are a billion dollar industry. Hello?
There is just too much money in the high-end underworlds to ban escorting. Men spend thousands for an escort. There is too much money amongst two consenting adults that want to exchange services for money.
Casino gambling is legal in about 20 states. Louisiana reaps in almost $600 million/year in gaming tax revenue. Along with casino gambling are greyhound and horse race betting, and lottery revenues. In 2009, Connecticut collected over $666 million in revenue.
Where casino gambling is illegal and legal, we have lotteries and slot machines in your everyday gas station and corner stores. What is the moral difference between casinos gambling and scratching lottery tickets, I ask myself too.
Marijuana is split but I’m sure almost half of church-going Christians oppose it’s use (if you have a statistic, please throw one on the comment section), despite the fact whether or not they exemplify it. I hear many people say, “I don’t do drugs.” The rhetoric about drugs are misleading.
So because something is legal, it’s not a drug? What constitutes a drug?
The recent math candidates have been throwing around, proposing marijuana legalization, have taken affect in some states.
Despite the 600 additives NOT listed and approved on cigarette packs, it’s legal. Even despite all the addictives. Tobacco brings in a HUGE amount of tax revenue in every state.
With alcohol and tobacco ads flooding the air and radio waves, sponsoring national sporting events, we overlook the killing. Tobacco kills more humans in the U.S. than alcohol, motor vehicle accidents, homicide, HIV, and firearms combined then multiplied by 4. Second hand smoke is more deadly. After complaints from non-smokers, pleasing both parties, Big Brother raised taxes and restricted smoking areas. So despite the fact it kills innocent people, Big Brother OK’s it. So it’s only OK or acceptable if Big Brother profits from it.
You would think we would see protests against tobacco and alcohol but no.
Especially with huge deficits, the biggest state deficit being in California, it’s no surprise marijuana is legal.
At one point, even Big Brother decided, “Let’s have a ‘war on drugs'”, that the Reagan administration started.
Some states won’t arrest you if you are pulled over with less than a gram. Why? Because possessing more may mean you are selling it, and you can’t sell it behind Big Brother’s back. So it’s fine if you smoke it, just don’t sell it. I would, personally, rather my tax dollars go to holding a drunk driver that killed a family in prison than holding a kid with a joint under his seat.
Keeping it short, I’m saying what Peter Tosh sang about in 1979, “legalize it, don’t criticize it.”
So many argue marijuana legalization will decompose this nation’s morals…but again I ask, does Big Brother possess any morals?