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How do we determine as a culture of humans, what should be deemed legal and illegal?
June 2, 2013
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I sit here sometimes and ponder the actual way in which humans make decisons concerning what substances/actions are supposed to be legal or illegal in their respective countries.  Marijuana is illegal almost everywhere, but people still find it to buy and smoke it.  If you are old enough you can go to a store that sells alcohol and or cigarettes and buy as much as you want & drink as much as you want.  Who decides that magical age when you become allowed, stop being allowed, never allowed? Are you an alcoholic?  Are you a pothead?  If you are a certain age you are allowed to enter the casino to play.  Are you addicted to gambling?  Is it illegal?  What about coffee & caffeine.  Do you drink pots of coffee everyday?  Should it be illegal?  What about Choclate & potato chips?  Should they be banned for making us overweight?  Maybe we should make them illegal too.

Then what about love.  Should it be restricted, contained?  Singing out loud?  Is it bad to do it?  Should there be a law against it?

Guns?  Should we pass laws forbiding them except for law enforcers?

Breathing?  Should we limit the air?

Reading?  Do we ban certain books, make them illegal?

Talking?  Are you sure it's legal?

Perfume, makeup, boxing, sweating, the list goes on & on.

Do people actually have a say in these matters?  Should they?  What happens when something is right for you, but not for me and neither of those things are actually hurting anyone.  Do you have the right to tell anyone how much they can smile or frown?

 

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August 26, 2013
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This is life,people who have authority,think they know the best.Take the example of marijuana.We all know it is illegal to buy and smoke mrrijuana but there are cultures and societies where it is a way of life.Nobody has decided for them.It has been like this for ages.The age of eighteen is just a road block created so that we are able to keep minors at bay.But everyone knows that if an adult can go and buy marijuana,so can a minor. He will find his own ways of doing it,if he wants it so.Taking choco chips,chocolates,potato chips or for that matter pots of coffee illegal,will not serve the purpose,as these things do not make you lose your mind and push you into doing things you otherwise would not do.

November 23, 2013
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Actually, our universe has many aspects, and if you think about a point and then start beliving its the truth, it will be religion. If you make the whole world think like you on the same topic, it will be science. The legal and illegal debate starts from religion. That's why different societies think differently about the same issue or cultural values. Besides, the cultural gaps make it difficult to unite the whole world on the same principles.

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