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“Don’t say marijuana is addictive dangerous, when it is neither, as millions of people know” (p. 252. Line 5-6). “Nevertheless many drugs are bad for certain people to take and they should be told about them in a sensible way” (p. 252. Line 11-12). “Along with exhortation and warning, it might be good for our citizens to recall (or learn for the first time) that the United States was the creation of men who believed that each man has the right to do what he wants with his own life as long as he does not interfere with his neighbor’s pursuit of happiness” (p. 252. Line 13-17). “it seems most unlikely that any reasonably sane person will become a drug addict if he knows in advance what addiction is going to be like” (p. 252. Line 29-31).
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Unformatted text preview: “Some people will always become drug addicts just as some people will always become alcoholics, and it is just too bad” (p. 253. Line 1-3). “Every man, however, has the power (and should have the right) to kill himself if he chooses” (p. 253. Line 3-4). “But since most men don’t, they won’t be mainliners either” (p. 253. Line 4-5) “forbidding people things they like or think they might enjoy only makes them want those things all the more” (p. 253. Line 5-7). Author gives alcohol’s prohibition as an example. Thesis: Vidal’s ideas are hypothetical enough to be criticized. If there are nothing beneficial, why should we legalize marijuana? Leisurely use...
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course CAS WR 98 taught by Professor Finlayson during the Fall '10 term at BU.

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