Why Does the Government Care?

The all-seeing, all-knowing, all-wise U.S. government is concerned about many things it has no business being concerned about. But there are still many things about which the government remains unconcerned.

Here are fifty things the government doesn’t care if you do even though they are dangerous, risky, addictive, immoral, or hazardous to your health.

  1. The government doesn’t care if you take aspirin even though hundreds die every year from adverse reactions to aspirin.
  2. The government doesn’t care if you are a construction laborer even though it is a hazardous occupation.
  3. The government doesn’t care if you take a prescription drug even though thousands die every year from prescription drug overdoses.
  4. The government doesn’t care if you smoke cigarettes even though such behavior contributes to cancer and other health issues.
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  6. The government doesn’t care if you are a homosexual even though many people consider it to be immoral.
  7. The government doesn’t care if you are a logger even though it is one of the most hazardous occupations.
  8. The government doesn’t care if you take Tylenol even though it can negatively impact your liver.
  9. The government doesn’t care if you play the lottery even though it can lead to financial ruin.
  10. The government doesn’t care if you skydive even though it is extremely dangerous.
  11. The government doesn’t care if you go to the hospital even though thousands of people get infections in hospitals and end up in the morgue.
  12. The government doesn’t care if you are an MMA fighter even though it is a dangerous sport.
  13. The government doesn’t care if you have cleaning chemicals in your home even though hundreds of children every year are poisoned.
  14. The government doesn’t care if you fill up your car with gas even though gasoline is very flammable.
  15. The government doesn’t care if you swim even though hundreds of people drown every year.
  16. The government doesn’t care if you drink alcohol even though alcohol is the most readily available and most abused drug.
  17. The government doesn’t care if you walk the high wire in a circus without a net even though it is extremely dangerous.
  18. The government doesn’t care if you cross the street even though hundreds of pedestrians are killed every year just crossing the street.
  19. The government doesn’t care if you drive a car even though thousands of people die every year in car accidents.
  20. The government doesn’t care if you take a bath even though hundreds of people every year slip in the bathtub and injure themselves.
  21. The government doesn’t care if you clean a gun even though some people end up shooting themselves every year while doing so.
  22. The government doesn’t care if you use a lawnmower even though many people every year end up in the emergency room every year because of carelessness.
  23. The government doesn’t care if you bungee jump from a bridge even though it is extremely dangerous.
  24. The government doesn’t care if you use a knife even though thousands of people every year cut themselves or someone else.
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  26. The government doesn’t care if you are a boxer even though it is a dangerous sport.
  27. The government doesn’t care if you play football even though many NFL players die early because of all the head shots they have endured.
  28. The government doesn’t care if you practice anal sex even though it is risky behavior.
  29. The government doesn’t care if you fight forest fires even though some firemen succumb to smoke inhalation.
  30. The government doesn’t care if you go to work even though over 4,000 people die every year in workplace accidents.
  31. The government doesn’t care if you commit fornication even though many people consider it to be immoral.
  32. The government doesn’t care if you are a race car driver even though it is a dangerous sport.
  33. The government doesn’t care if you work as a topless dancer even though many people consider it to be an immoral occupation.
  34. The government doesn’t care if you are a mountain climber even though it is a dangerous hobby.
  35. The government doesn’t care if you are a fisherman even though it is a hazardous occupation.
  36. The government doesn’t care if you physically change your gender even though many people consider it to be unnatural and immoral.
  37. The government doesn’t care if you drink beverages with caffeine even though doing so can be addictive.
  38. The government doesn’t care if you ride in a hot air balloon even though it is a dangerous activity.
  39. The government doesn’t care if you appear in a pornographic movie even though many people consider it to be an immoral way to make a living.
  40. The government doesn’t care if you are an electrician even though there is a danger of being electrocuted.
  41. The government doesn’t care if you play video games even though some people are so addicted to them that they hardly stop to eat or go to the bathroom.
  42. The government doesn’t care if you commit adultery even though many people consider it to be immoral.
  43. The government doesn’t care if you are a roofer even though it is a very hazardous occupation.
  44. The government doesn’t care if you view pornography even though many people consider it to be immoral.
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  46. The government doesn’t care if you eat junk food even though obesity is a serious health concern in the United States.
  47. The government doesn’t care if you work as a coal miner even though it is a very hazardous occupation.
  48. The government doesn’t care if you cliff dive even though it is extremely dangerous.
  49. The government doesn’t care if you masturbate even though many people consider it to be immoral.
  50. The government doesn’t care if you use a chainsaw even though hundreds of people end up in the emergency room every year because of accidents.

Bonus: The government doesn’t care if you ride a motorcycle even though it is a dangerous activity.

So, the $64,000 question is simply this: Why does the government care if you use marijuana?