Guns! Drugs! — The difference between Left and Right

The Right says: If drugs are legal, people will shoot up, and society will go to hell.

The Left says: If guns are legal, people will shoot-em up, and society will go to hell.

Word-play aside, other options are possible:

The authoritarians say: People can’t be trusted with either.

The (true) liberals say: We can trust people with both.

Underlying so many of our political debates is a philosophical assessment of human nature.

3 thoughts on “Guns! Drugs! — The difference between Left and Right

  • March 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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    If drugs, including alcohol, are themselves mind altering, how, exactly are legalized drugs, including alcohol, equivalent in any way to legally owned guns?

  • March 18, 2017 at 9:46 am
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    And guns can kill people at a distance, unlike marijuana, etc.
    Of course there are differences. The issue I’m focusing on is the trust-in-human-nature question: Do we think people can handle drugs, guns, and other dangerous things, or do we need to treat them like children?

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