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"Crimes that do not violate a person's rights or liberties should be decriminalized."

Good evening, I'm writing a term paper and would like to get some good quotes and book suggestions for my bibliography. The thesis is "Crimes that do not violate a person's rights or liberties should be decriminalized." Any good suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Peter McWilliams:
Ain't Nobody's Business if You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in Our Free Society (1993).

I wish every single person who believes the War on Drugs is moral would examine Peter's life - or more importantly - the utter tragic absurdity of his death.

The author of several positive, up-beat 'self-help' books, Peter got caught up in the gears of the Idiocracy as he was seeking medical treatment. He had aids and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer. Though medical marijuana was **legal** under California state law, he was investigated by the federal DEA and convicted of violating marijuana laws.

While awaiting sentencing, this man with terminal illnesses, was prohibited from using legal medical marijuana to control the severe nausea and vomiting that was caused by the chemotherapy. He died choking on his own vomit.

Sorry, I know you just asked for a reference. It is a great book. The title of the book, "the absurdity of consensual crimes in a free society" is sadly underscored by what actually happened to him.

He was a man widely known for his humor and positive attitude; with many friends and many fans of his books. I didn't know him personally, but I was saddened and outraged by his plight and shocked at his death. I hope moral people do not think he deserved to die that way.

Milton Friedman has quotes

Milton Friedman has quotes defining the types of Libertarianism by force on YouTube. You'd have to search a little for them.

"Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin

Milton Friedman quote

"... Government is failing to perform the functions it alone CAN perform because we are trying to have it perform functions which it CANNOT perform."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu0hMiBTJPo&feature=related

Just finished this book a

Just finished this book a couple weeks ago. It is a truly enlightening account on the philosophy of liberty. If you're the RP supporter who has the same stances that he has just because they make sense (as I was), I urge you to read this because it really gives insight and reason into why the philosophy of liberty is the best and why it works.

The Law

I've been intrigued ever since Dr. Paul mentioned it. I will finish reading it soon, only 60 pages!

Thanks!

You can find the book here,

http://books.google.com/books?ei=XHxyT-FCh9bYBdWuhfYO&id=DZK...

and here,

http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html

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Good suggestion. Bump for others

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