Friday, January 11, 2013

Stop Trying to Control the World!

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ... in an effort to crack down on what he called a citywide and national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
Wait for it...
Some of the most common and most powerful prescription painkillers on the market will be restricted sharply in the emergency rooms at New York City’s 11 public hospitals
So, the people who need the painkillers - now, in the emergency room - have to suffer because Michael Bloomberg wants to look like he's doing something to save the world.

Personally, I think they should do away with most prescription medication, it should be available over the counter just like aspirin or cold medicine, with the exception of drugs that require - really require - monitoring by a doctor or pose a threat of loss of life in small quantities.

What about people who abuse drugs? Well, what about people who abuse alcohol? They will do it anyway. Most people won't. Most people will be smart about it. Why do we want to live in a society that operates at the lowest common denominator. We are all treated like we have no self control. Most of us do. Or will if we have to. Living in a nanny state causes loss of self control. Do something with the criminals and leave the rest of us alone.

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