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    Quote Originally Posted by drbrumley View Post
    Drunk drivers cause accidents but so do sober drivers, and many drunk drivers cause no accidents at all. The law should focus on violations of person and property, not scientific oddities like blood content.

    Drunkenness should be illegal.

    Getting high should be illegal.

    Restitution, corporal punishment, and the death penalty should be the deterrents for damaging persons or property.

    The above would deter people from much of the harm done today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    You need to learn when Doser is being sarcastic.

    Was he? I thought it was reasonable
    Even in the very best of situations, voting is still an unmitigated failure. The fact that any simple majority of individuals (mob) can determine an outcome that adversely affects the minority (mob rule) is against all natural rights. In the United State today, all who vote harm others so that they might benefit. By voting, they are also sanctioning theft of private property at the point of a gun, and the redistribution of that property to those who did not earn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    Drunkenness should be illegal.

    Getting high should be illegal.

    Restitution, corporal punishment, and the death penalty should be the deterrents for damaging persons or property.

    The above would deter people from much of the harm done today.
    Again, and I apologize for beating this dead horse, but WHY should it be illegal?

    All I am seeing are opinions...
    Even in the very best of situations, voting is still an unmitigated failure. The fact that any simple majority of individuals (mob) can determine an outcome that adversely affects the minority (mob rule) is against all natural rights. In the United State today, all who vote harm others so that they might benefit. By voting, they are also sanctioning theft of private property at the point of a gun, and the redistribution of that property to those who did not earn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbrumley View Post
    Again, and I apologize for beating this dead horse, buy WHY should it be illegal?
    Because a drunk (or pothead, or drug addict) is an unacceptable risk to society and to himself.

    That is why God prohibited drunkenness (and, by extension, being high)

    All I am seeing are opinions...
    Yet you won't do me the favor of pointing them out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    You need to learn when Doser is being sarcastic.

    i wasn't with that post - i suspect we'll see something similar in the next fifteen or twenty years, if we haven't all been transitioned to self-driving cars by then

    it's a natural progression from seatbelts to airbags, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    Drunkenness should be illegal.

    Getting high should be illegal.

    Restitution, corporal punishment, and the death penalty should be the deterrents for damaging persons or property.

    The above would deter people from much of the harm done today.
    as an experienced, trained, professional driver (as i have been as well), you're probably safer behind the wheel with a couple of drinks in you or half a joint than the majority of the general pubic sober

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    You need to learn when Doser is being sarcastic.

    You need to shut up an stop telling everyone else how they should think and act.

    We don't tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters exist.
    They already know monsters exist.
    We tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters can be killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    Because a drunk (or pothead, or drug addict) is an unacceptable risk to society and to himself.

    That is why God prohibited drunkenness (and, by extension, being high)
    Well, as the great CS Lewis said, " “Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”



    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    Yet you won't do me the favor of pointing them out.
    Yet, I have....this button under your posts called the "reply with quote" Works quite well.

    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    I agree
    Even in the very best of situations, voting is still an unmitigated failure. The fact that any simple majority of individuals (mob) can determine an outcome that adversely affects the minority (mob rule) is against all natural rights. In the United State today, all who vote harm others so that they might benefit. By voting, they are also sanctioning theft of private property at the point of a gun, and the redistribution of that property to those who did not earn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tambora View Post
    You need to shut up an stop telling everyone else how they should think and act.



    good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post



    good one!
    He needs to learn when I am sarcastic.

    We don't tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters exist.
    They already know monsters exist.
    We tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters can be killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripe View Post
    I'd be happy to see pot decriminalized as long as lawyers were no longer allowed to use it or abuse of other substances as an excuse to deny justice for their clients.
    That would be great!

    We don't tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters exist.
    They already know monsters exist.
    We tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters can be killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    as an experienced, trained, professional driver (as i have been as well), you're probably safer behind the wheel with a couple of drinks in you or half a joint than the majority of the general pubic sober
    With the way some of these people drive, not really.

    Though, it is true that I would be less at risk of injury, but as far as legal consequences are concerned, I have to be the most careful and alert or else the idiots' lawyers will nail me to the wall even if I'm not at fault.


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    i let my professional license lapse because I was held to the professional drivers dwi limit here in NYS, even though i was no longer driving professionally

    it even applied when i was driving my boat, lowered levels of dwi, liable to be applied to my drivers license

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    i let my professional license lapse because I was held to the professional drivers dwi limit here in NYS, even though i was no longer driving professionally

    it even applied when i was driving my boat, lowered levels of dwi, liable to be applied to my drivers license

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbrumley View Post
    Drunk drivers cause accidents but so do sober drivers, and many drunk drivers cause no accidents at all. The law should focus on violations of person and property, not scientific oddities like blood content.
    In the not-too-distant future, most if not all cars will be self-driving, at which point being sober or intoxicated won't be an issue in this regard.

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