Perfectly Predictable

Dave Killion — August 3, 2011

Oh Whitney, you should have never come to Vancouver!

Helping someone commit a crime is a crime… unless you’re from the government

Vancouver health officials will distribute new crack pipes to drug users this fall as part of a pilot project aimed at reducing the transmission of diseases such as hepatitis C.

The program, part of Vancouver’s harm-reduction strategy, is expected to start in October and run for six months to a year, said Dr. Reka Gustafson, a medical health officer with the Vancouver Coastal Health authority.

Well, at least the politicians won’t make a profit from this… in dollars, that is. Those politicians who support this initiative expect to rake in some votes, while those who oppose it while endorsing the War on Drugs also look forward to making a killing. But this is a democracy, and everyone had a chance to cast a vote, so rest assured that prosecuting drug use while enabling drug use represents the will of the majority.

Seriously, this is what happens when people try to use government to bring about their personal preferences. If you give politicians the power to spend your money prosecuting drug users, you give them the power to spend your money on free crack pipes.

Comments

Shirley says

This is another example of the type of insane “solutions” we have come to expect!! Do you have a link to your source article?

— August 5, 2011

Dave Killion says

Shirley – The link is highlighted in bold in the post, and you can find it here;

http://www.timescolonist.com/health/Vancouver+hand+crack+pipes/5197872/story.html#ixzz1U1qDy1QW

— August 5, 2011

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