Sunday, September 20, 2009

Die Quietly

Here's a crashingly bright idea.

British Justice Secretary Jack Straw is in favour of prescription heroin.

“For the most problematic heroin users it may be the best means of reducing the harm they do themselves, and of stamping out the crime and disorder they inflict on the community," said Mr Straw.

Yes, the studies look good. And yes, trials in Switzerland have seen drug crime go down, and disorder and whatnot decrease.

Except, here's the thing.

The addicts (usually) remain addicted to heroin.

This is the governmental equivalent of

"Die quietly in a drug induced haze, somewhere you won't stain the rug."

A triumph for human dignity.

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