Monday, January 20, 2014
POT IS NOT MORE DANGEROUS THAN ALCOHOL: THE DELUSIONS AND SILLINESS OF THE PROGRESSIVE LEFT ALSO IN THINGS SECULAR
Pot is no worse than alcohol, so says our President. I don't want ugly statements about the president and I will delete them if written, but I do want to discuss the premise of this especially as it regards the dangers of smoking and the fascism of the liberal left in terms of smoking cigarettes where their smoking ideology isn't extended to pot!
First, what is the Catholic attitude on smoking and the use of alcohol? The Church is not opposed to using what God created for our benefit when used in moderation. The Church does acknowledge the state's right to regulate the use of some substances and to outlaw them for public health reasons. Thus we have no problem with outlawing pot, cocaine, heroin and the like and regulating the use of prescription medication especially those that are addictive.
So under the umbrella of moderation and legality, a Catholic could smoke pot, drink alcohol and use prescription drugs that are addictive.
However, today we are more aware of the dangers to health of all of these. That using too much pot, too much alcohol and too many addictive drugs can lead to addiction and the ruination of one's life and health that can lead to death because of health complications and cancers, and diseases of the liver and lungs.
But just as today we are concerned with second hand smoke and the harmful effect of it on those who don't smoke, progressive liberals have in a most puritanical way banned smoking in public forums and upheld an employer's right to not hire or to fire someone who smokes because of the health complications it can produce in that person. Parents are derided if they smoke in the house where infants, toddlers and children live because the second hand smoke can compromise their health.
Yet, the most political and idiotic statement is made that pot is no more dangerous than alcohol and it is made for political purposes to court those who are promoting the legality of pot today who are young progressives and old geisers of the drop out generation of the 1960's, the hippies of yore!
I would say that pot and cigarette smoking, because both produce second hand smoke is far more dangerous than alcohol especially in a public setting and especially in the home and especially for infants, toddlers and children!
I suspect that pot, like cigarettes, has deleterious health concerns that could lead to cancers of the lungs, throat and mouth and it is harmful to pregnant women! Why isn't there the same outcry from the same liberal political cabals about the harmful effects of smoking pot not only for the individual but for those who breathe the second hand smoke as for cigarette smoking? The only answer is HYPOCRISY!