it’s a free country

“We have all heard the phrase, “it’s a free country”. The implication of the statement is that we are free to do what we want. This is obviously limited to things that don’t cause other people harm. However, the question this week has to do with protecting people from self-harm. Which of the two articles did you find most convincing and why? Is Szasz being realistic about the implications of legalizing drugs at the level he is suggesting? What do you think of Goodin’s concerns regarding the protection of our various interests and preferences?”

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