Tag Archives: drugs

Border security isn’t the problem – Mero Moment, 8/12/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. James O’Keefe is known for his short films exposing liberal hypocrisy and corruption. His most famous film was an undercover recording of corruption … Continue reading

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‘Breaking Bad’ reveals the sad joke of ‘victimless crimes’

As “Breaking Bad” winds down its fifth and final season, one of the most heartbreaking episodes (and that’s saying something) from the highly acclaimed AMC series comes in the middle of the second season. Episode 6, “Peekaboo,” finds Jesse (Aaron … Continue reading

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Drug legalization and ‘victimless crimes’

  Before I’m willing to sit down and discuss innovative ways we can reform the criminalization of drugs (and any related alcohol issues in Utah), I need to make clear a fundamental perspective about human action and free will that, … Continue reading

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Is this really a $40 million problem?

The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday that Salt Lake County is considering building a “‘community corrections center’ designed to help convicted wrongdoers who wrestle with drug addictions or mental health problems break free from their criminal past,” a kind of … Continue reading

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Fighting Addiction: The Individual, Family, Community and Government

A recent tragedy in my extended family has spurred some thoughts regarding addiction. A relative of ours overdosed on drugs. It’s not clear whether it was intentional or if it was a “hot” batch of drugs that took his life. … Continue reading

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