Summary – How the State Fails to Promote Health and Safety with Guest Greg
On this episode I had a conversation with Greg, the Secretary of the Libertarian Party Sober Caucus. Drew, the founder, started the LPSC in early 2021 to combat the state and how it actively works against recovery.
Most of the leadership of the LPSC come from places of addiction themselves and are compassionate to the struggle. At the same time, however, they are against prohibition and believe a freer market can help more than hurt.
A summary of their mission as said by the founder:
“We as members of the Sober Caucus; feel from our personal experience, along with a plethora of data that the “War on Drugs” has been a failed endeavor costing trillions of dollars, countless lives, and untold damage to families. Our purpose as the Sober Caucus is to empower individuals using Libertarian principles and policies to encourage a sober lifestyle. We encourage the legality of safe use and distribution of all mood and mind altering substances. We would like to see the end of the draconian “War on Drugs” in our lifetime. It is a gross miscarriage of justice to cage people who pursue happiness by their own means. It is also equally heinous to punish those seeking to self-medicate physical and/or mental illnesses by all means available to them.
We seek Free Market mechanisms to empower domestic entrepreneurship supply, processing, and distribution ending the dangers currently faced with prohibition. These policies will create accountability for producers and mitigate violence of criminal enterprise in the black market.
Whereas the “War on Drugs” has caused more damage than the drugs themselves, we seek to eliminate any legislation pursuing criminal charges against individuals for possession, use, manufacture, and distribution. It is time to surrender to reality and end the theft of liberty over victimless crime.”
Greg and I explored these ideas and further elaborated on the intersection between freedom and sobriety.