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Re: [at-l] drugs...

This has nothing to do with hiking, but...

> I personally believe that drugs should be legal, but bottom line is that
> until the law is changed you can go to jail for smoking pot.  That is enough
> deterrent for me.

	It amazes me that most humans are still so socially unevolved as to
think in terms of "legal" vs "illegal."  There are countless numbers of
"legal" actions that I would never commit, just as there are countless
numbers of "illegal" actions that I don't even blink before committing.

	Let's all remember that at one time slavery was legal and many
religions were not.  Can you hear Martin Luthor King saying, "The bottom
line is that segregation is legal."  Or how about Jesus saying,
"Christianity is illegal.  That is enough deterrent for me."

	For those that can't grasp the big picture, focus on a smaller on:
it's legal to drink alcohol until you die, but illegal to step off a
bridge.  You can focus on legality; I'll focus on rightiousness.

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