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MrHuggles

Random Flash Though #6

Here is a short write up I did in my Ethics class two summers ago.  This was my personal thought regarding a class discussion with the teacher about freedom of will.  My teacher’s standpoint was that there is no true freedom of will.  I forget the details of his reasoning (I’m sure I could remember them if I try) but they seemed a little narrow in view point to me at the time.  My own thoughts on the mater aren’t perfect either, as when discussing in class as well as with a friend of mine, who is also big into philosophy, we discovered what seemed to be many possible flaws in it that needed further explanation or clearer delivery.  My friend did believe that at its core, my view on the issue was valid.  This was nothing more than a short write up and not a detailed analysis of what free will is.  I may return to this issue and create a more thorough write up on this topic at a later date.  Feel free to add your own view or opinion on this issue in the comments.

Freedom of will does exist but the freedom people think they have under the law is false and nonexistent.  Law is all about limiting freedom (in order to protect freedom) therefore the law cannot provide freedom by limiting freedom.  Furthermore, those who make the laws are in power to break the laws or manipulate them to their advantage.  This can lead to loss of freedom considered to be guaranteed under the law.  But in the end, personal freedom of will is never taken or damaged in any way.  A person is always free to make decisions and act according to their own will.  It is through their free will that people decide to conform to law and throw away their freedom.  But if a conformed person realized this truth they will regain their, thought to be lost, freedom and gain insight to the world they live in.
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Jimbear
6 years, 12 months ago
All I know is, I hope to god that SOPA nor that other bogus bill that will legitify military ability to detain any American citizen for any reason whatsoever, just on a whim.  Some laws were put into place for good reasons.  Would you like someone to have the freedom to kill you, just on a whim? :) That allows freedom to live a stress-free life.

However, even though I've never had marijuana, I don't agree with keeping it illegal.  It's not nearly as harmful to the system as cigarettes are (what with all the tar and other shit they put into cigs).  Instead, laws similar to laws on alcohol should be put in place, and watch as the big cigarette corporations scramble to keep a hold on their commodities. xD
MrHuggles
6 years, 12 months ago
cigaret lobbyists are probably the primary reason weed is still illegal.  they few a drop in revenue so they lobby against it.
Jimbear
6 years, 12 months ago
LOL!  The worst part is the majority of the public's perspective is skewed thanks to Big Tobacco and also all those "don't do drugs" programs they had for kids in grade school (which actually are beneficial, because you're not really supposed to do drugs at that young an age anyways).

Once Mary Jane becomes legal and much cheaper, I'm gonna try me a piece and see how it goes (and not while driving nor operating heavy machinery mind you now, LOL).  Mind you, only when and if it becomes legal, as I don't wish for troubles. xD

The problem is, all the taxpayer dollars spent in raiding marijuana farms and such could be used to actually catch, rapists, murderers, and other such criminals where freedom-restricting laws are actually helpful in preventing crime.

And I can understand keeping illegal harder substances that really are dangerous to one's health, like Cocaine, and other chemicals of that kind.  Marijuana is all natural.  Hell, look at Snoop Dogg and how calm he always is and tell me that it ain't beneficial xD .
MrHuggles
6 years, 12 months ago
i prefer to refer to hemp's ultimate utility factor from the old colonial days when it was the most prestigious commodity around.  it still can be but it's outlaw means it'll never be grown again.  it was smoked over tobacco by people like jefferson and other members of parliament and congress.  you could say it helped write the constitution but you could also say that people back then had more common sense about how to use it.  in all societies that use what we call "dangerous drugs and drinks", they understand how to not abuse it but because we don't teach that we gorge ourselves on any drug or alcohol we can get our hands on.  restriction isn't the way to understanding, it's the way to dangerous use (same can be said for nudity and sex).
Jimbear
6 years, 12 months ago
And food as well if you think about it.  I'm fat (but then again, that was from eating from depression back when I was in highschool and gained 100lbs over the summer of 1999 and have been trying to lose that ever since.)
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