There is a new bill plodding its way through the Mississippi state house. This bill shall require a prescription to buy over the counter cold medication. No, I have NOT read the bill, NO I am not going to read the bill, YES, it IS a stupid bill.
You see, supply and demand works. In order to create a demand, a product has to first be invented. Once that product is invented and the demand for the new product is established, the demand is the driving force for further supply.
The above statement is not meant to imply that the DEMAND or CONSUMPTION is the driving force of the economy, it is simply stating that once something is invented, it can never be uninvented. The production is ALWAYS the driving force in the economy.
Once the invention or service has been produced for the first time, the demand is what drives the production. PROFIT is the motive for production. The risk of the unknown demand is already satisfied after the demand is determined from the initial production. How long this period lasts is unknown. The risk of producing a product that no one wants is abated. At that point, the only way to end PRODUCTION is reduce or eliminate DEMAND.
Crystal methamphetamine is NOT the only product that is affected by this FACT. Every product is affected by this FACT. Take for instance the Sony Betamax video system. With the battle satisfied between Beta and VHS, the demand for Beta was reduced to the eventual point of zero.
What does this mean? Well, crystal has been invented and it is in demand. The only way to get rid of it is A) invent something BETTER or B) destroy demand. Attacking the production shall never work. The production facility shall just move to a more friendly production area, but continue the SUPPLY, they will. This works the same way with marijuana, pain pills, cocaine, alcohol, CRTs, electro-shock therapy, sharpened sticks as weapons, flint and steel, and the list is as long as the list of everything.
How do you get rid of the crystal demand? Well, the ANSWER is that you make it so painful and hideous to use the drug as to reduce the demand to ZERO. If you have no qualms about what you want to accomplish, then make the steps to accomplish that ends. This ideology works with everything as well. It is working exceedingly well with cigarettes. Oddly, the government tied cigarette taxes to children's health. Seems kinda counter-productive to having healthy children, but what the Hell do I know, I am not a moron that thinks you can raise MORE money by making something more expensive and exponentially reducing demand.
If you want the crystal usage to stop NOW, put to death one person for using crystal. I guarantee that the behavior shall abate immediately. If it doesn't stop completely, execute another. Continue this tactic until usage is ZERO. Granted, this method seems harsh, but making someone go to the doctor to get some Contac seems to be the dumbest thing in the world to me.
As a disclaimer, this law shall never affect me ever. I never use these medications, but I am pretty damn sick of the idiotic laws that the people of lesser intelligence promote trying not to offend anyone and still never accomplishing anything.
Let's call MY particular method of thinking, "The Nuclear Option," mmmkay?
Speaking of which, Democrats are poised to do pretty much the very same thing with government OWNED medical services. They are going to go against everything the electors desire for the sole purpose of keeping the electors in line. Of course, the Left says that "healthcare" is a right. The Left has no clue what a RIGHT even is.
So, we must come to the conclusion that Democrats want everyone to die with the push toward passing government OWNED "healthcare." You know what else Democrats want?
Teenagers and black folks to die first. Every single time the Democrats pass a minimum wage increase, people become unemployed. Every. Single. Time. Without. Fail. What does that tell you? That they HATE children and black folks. Yes, they hate white folks, too, but just not as much as the others.
At some point, we, the normal people, are going to have to draw a battle line. And seriously not surrender. To the very end.
Dammit, I am sick to death of talking about these things. If you do not know it by now, Hell I can't do anything more.
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