Saturday, March 6, 2010

Reason: Keep Your Laws Off My Body  John Stossel

The case for legalizing drugs, prostitution, organ sales, and other consensual acts.

The prohibitionists say their rules are necessary for either the public's or the particular individual's own good. I'm skeptical. I think of what Albert Camus said: "The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants." Prohibition is force. I prefer persuasion. Government force has nasty unintended consequences.

1 comment:

lonek8 said...

I have always wondered about the whole argument against letting people sell their organs. They say it benefits the rich because they are the only ones who can pay for the organs, but doesn't that just get them off the donation list, thereby moving up the poor people on it? So the next time some jackass dies in a motorcycle collision none of the richies are in the way (having already bought organs from stupid desperate people who sold them) and so the poor people still left on the list have better odds of getting the organs? Cause the list is shorter? Seems like that kind of works for everyone by increasing supply, but whatever.