By Nathan Barton
In the last two commentaries, I discussed government and weeds.
In those, I raised the question of how government enforces laws, even without having any legitimate authority to do so. Laws which are supposed to protect people (especially children and stupid people). But laws which do NOT. Because these laws seldom really accomplish what ostensibly they set out to do.
Laws against weeds (whether noxious weeds in fields, yards, and roadsides; or marijuana) do not eliminate weeds, and they really do not control people being exposed to weeds. Laws which supposedly prevent murder do not. Laws which theoretically prevent fraud and theft do not. Instead, they simply give government power and money. They expand government and the parasites in government who live off of the rest of the people of the Fifty States.
(I wasn’t saying that weeds, or weed, are good. Or killing. Or theft and fraud. These things are bad for people.)