Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 2:24 PM
Subject: How to help the Black community
Walter, I’ve been enjoying your articles and blog comments for years. Lewrockwell.com has been my “go to” site for news and opinion for more than a decade.
I’m pretty much on board with drug legalization and see how it would drastically reduce “standard” drugs like pot, cocaine, and heroin. But wouldn’t there still be an underground market for meth and powerful “designer drugs”? How could they ever be regulated so they were relatively safe and legal? D
Dear D: First, let me say, as one of my readers suggested, that I should have put in that note of mine another important way to help the black community would be to get rid of restrictive entry laws which prohibit otherwise lawful activities. For example, we don’t really need licenses for hair braiding, now, do we?
As for your question about really dangerous drugs, I think the best “regulation” so that they are relatively safe is to legalize them all. The free enterprise system is the best “regulation” institution known to man. One of my mottos is, If it moves, privatize it; if it doesn’t move, privatize it; since everything moves or doesn’t move, privatize everything. In this context, my motto is, legalize everything, Everything, EVERYTHING, that is not a per se violation of the non-aggression principle (NAP). Inanimate drugs are not. What about the “Godzilla pill” which I just invented? It turns you into a monster, a werewolf, and then you start murdering people. Should that be legalized? Yes. It is inanimate. It can be used for other purposes, maybe for cancer research; who knows, I just invented it. Ingesting the pill, however, is another matter (unless you first put yourself into an iron clad straight jacket, or lock yourself up, so that you’ll not be a threat to anyone; then, someone can free you, after the effects of the drug wear off). Otherwise, as soon as you start growling, or growing hair on your palms, or whatever it is that is preliminary to your murder spree, the (hopefully private) cops should shoot you down as a defensive measure since you now constitute a dire threat.4:20 pm on July 31, 2018 Email Walter E. Block