Is this news another example of a circle path of steps being taken of folly of liberal views of drug laws in relation to Obamacare?
The Chicago Tribune AP article titled: Major steps toward relaxation of drug laws ok’d across USA, reported the Oregon voters passed the referendum to decriminalize small amounts of heroin, cocaine, ltd., etc. and that 15 States have now approved legalized marijuana. The article contained this following statement:
“The treatment centers will be funded by revenues from legalized marijuana, which was approved in Oregon several years ago.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb and idiom to this latest news and my opinion of why this is an example of the folly of Obamacare.
The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: 2 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, 3 to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; 4 to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth – 5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, 6 to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. (Proverbs 1:7)⁷
What’s My Point?
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
In a previous post I stated my opinion of any family of the USA member who becomes a drug addict that we “ need to confront the truth and show mercy to drug addicts.”
The article statement reminded me of the song title, “Circle of Life” which also can be related to King Solomon’s wisdom that every new generation will repeat the follies experienced by past generations. Or in other words we keep circling around repeating past follies.
For example, the article implies the circle of tax revenues gathered from the sales or fines of recreational drug users who become drug addicts will be used to pay for their treatment to stop using drugs.
However, the truth is the costs to recover from drug addiction will exceed the tax revenues in time which then relates to the inequities of Obamacare. Add recognize the truth of the high rate of drug addict’s recidivism rates to the circle meaning that once someone is cured, many will return to become addicts again and again.
My point is Obamacare will cover all costs of health care needed whether it is the result of foolish choices to become a drug addict or any other foolish choice, which means someone else who makes wise health choices has to pay higher medical health insurance premiums.
In My Opinion
While the above wisdom Proverb states wisdom “to instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity, In other words, when government passes laws to reward one group of people for foolish personal choices and require others to pay for their folly, government cannot be considered righteous, just and equitable Government may even be promoting folly by not providing incentives to reward wise behavior and hard work.
As for promoting drug use, consider the circle that begins with legalization of recreational marijuana to obtain tax revenue instead of criminal’s elements profiting. Ask where users of heroin, cocaine and LSD will be obtained and the criminals element appears again on the circle path to profit. While a user buys heroin, he will be in contact to buy lower cost black market marijuana because it will not have taxes added..
In other words, start the circle of folly by making recreational marijuana more available to add more users knowing some will bridge into heroin, etc.to become addicts and more contact with criminal elements and the circle becomes bigger and bigger folly.
But no worry while there is another circle of wiser non users to pay to subsidize costs to pay to hopefully rehabilitate drug addicts.
However, in time, as the diameter of the circle of folly grows bigger, the diameter of the circle of wise non users will become smaller.
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Can this same analogy be used for politics between liberal supposedly progressive government vs. Conservative founders’ views?
For example, as liberal politicians gain power by addicting peoples views to become depended on government subsidies the diameter of the circle of debt grows larger and the circle of payers gets smaller?
Is it easier to change political parties than to change a drug addicts?
When will we ever wise up and teach wisdom to our children before they choose to take the path of the circle of fools.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
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