14 February 2012

Uncommon Commentary #245: He Left His Brain in San Francisco, Part 2

Bennett also said:

“I’d like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves [sic] to get our government to legalize drugs….So they [sic] have to get it from a doctor, not just some gangsters that just sell it under the table."
Note the phrase "have to" in this quote.  Were illegal drugs to be legalized, dependents on such wouldn't "have to" get them from physicians; they could still get the previously banned substances from disreputable sources, and indeed would have to do so, since nobody who wants to keep his license to practice medicine is going to prescribe something like heroin or cocaine—which would be no less dangerous and habit-forming if obtained licitly rather than from criminals—not for a valid purpose but rather to perpetuate an addiction.  From now on, "Bennett" ought to be pronounced "bonehead."