There will be, of course, those who make terrible decisions. If we are playing hypothetically, though, I can imagine that there is no public safety net that would support Oxycontin addicts.
I find this is the crux of many of our issues with gov't control / safety nets.
Right now, if you are a drug addict, you can get all kinds of hand outs and "help" from the gov, therefore it makes perfect sense that they want to have a say in who can and cannot take said drugs.
I would much prefer that they stay completely out of it, both on the "help" side and on the "permission" side. Obviously some would still make poor choices, but I think after a generation or so of people throwing their lives away and kids growing up seeing first hand that if you throw your life away on irresponsible behavior with powerful drugs, and Uncle Sam isn't there to bail you out, that it would be much less of a problem.
This post was edited on 1/10 at 5:01 pm