See "Marijuana growers create smokescreen for trafficking ring.")

As "law-and-order" types revel in their pointless little "victory," I ask small-government types to consider:

How much tax money was spent on this?
Where else could that money have been spent?
What could you have done with your share of that money?
How much money could the state make by taxing the sale of marijuana?

It is hypocritical to profess a belief in individual liberty, limited government and personal responsibility and at the same time advocate the use of government resources - and force - to stop marijuana growers.

The war against marijuana is based on the belief that individuals should not have liberty, that big government is necessary to impose public policy for the "common good" and that people are too stupid to be personally responsible.

Is there any other conclusion to be drawn except that a belief in criminalizing marijuana is antithetical to the liberty movement?

If not, please help me understand.

The war on reefer vs. the liberty movement.

According to the Denver Post, “[s]tate law enforcement officials . . . have broken up an alleged marijuana-trafficking organization that was using Colorado’s medical-marijuana laws as cover.” (See “Marijuana growers create smokescreen for trafficking ring.”)

As “law-and-order” types revel in their pointless little “victory,” I ask small-government types to consider:
How much tax money was spent on this?
Where else could that money have been spent?
What could you have done with your share of that money?
How much money could the state make by taxing the sale of marijuana?
It is hypocritical to profess a belief in individual liberty, limited government and personal responsibility and at the same time advocate the use of government resources – and force – to stop marijuana growers.
The war against marijuana is based on the belief that individuals should not have liberty, that big government is necessary to impose public policy for the “common good” and that people are too stupid to be personally responsible.

Is there any other conclusion to be drawn except that a belief in criminalizing marijuana is antithetical to the liberty movement?
If not, please help me understand.

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