Here’s the last paragraph of a long email from Billy, sent 1:30 a.m. his time.
> I’m probably going to try to blog this. I’m not going
> to put your name on it. You can jump in if you want
> to, if I get it up.
This morning, I replied. "I appreciate the courtesy, but it’s always my policy to hang myself out there so I think twice next time I start to go and say something stupid."
Yep, that’s right. I was Billy’s "interlocutor" in this exchange. You can go read the gory details, but in short, he’s right and I’m wrong. I had a flash of thought and put my fingers in gear without really thinking it through.
Had I stopped to think this through, I might have recalled why I’ve
never had the slightest interest in the "medical marijuana" movement.
Whether or not there’s medicinal value is beside the point. The point
is, it’s nobody’s business if you do. Period.
Those behind that movement are, as Billy points out, simply trying to fix the problem of having to evade
the law. They aren’t trying to do away with the law because it’s wrong,
i.e., immoral. Any exercise in civil disobedience would involve long and loud proclamations of the moral wrong behind all drug laws are their enforcement.