Drug abuse is a risky choice

Source: Kent’s “Hooligan Libertarian” Blog
by Kent McManigal

“I think drug abuse deaths are tragic. I care. I also hold the addicts 100% responsible for their own death. It’s suicide, not murder. They know the risks involved in abusing substances — they don’t care enough to stop. They knew when they first chose to try something they knew could be addictive and knew might contain ingredients they didn’t necessarily want. You’ve got to take that first step on the road to addiction yourself. They made a choice. It turned out to be a bad choice and there are consequences. Welcome to reality. It’s the same reality we all face all our lives. … To commit a larger wrong — to involve government to impose your will on others — in an attempt to solve a problem, is not a good way to do anything.” (09/19/22)