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One day you are sitting at your house with a couple of buddies just hanging out One of your friends breaks out a little nicky jay Do you take a hit If you do you are breaking the law but should smoking marijuana be a criminal act if you do so responsibly Cesare Beccaria was one of the original developers of the social contract theory He helped develop it expansively in his book entitled On Crimes and Punishments 1764 In it he states If we look into history we shall find that laws which are or ought to be conventions between men in a state of freedom have been for the most part the work of the passions of a few or the consequences of a fortuitous or temporary necessity not dictated by a cool examiner of human nature who knew how to collect in one pont the actions of a multitude and had this only end in view the greatest happiness of the greatest number Beccaria 1764 This means that many laws are made by a few and not necessarily backed by the majority In todays world there seem to be more people who agree that marijuana should be legalized than those who dont There seems to be a few presiding opinions over the many in todays United States of America If people who want marijuana to remain illegal would look at the facts they would see their faulty beliefs It may be prudent to assume that others will act foolishly or even recklessly but it would be immoral to restrict personal liberties based on that assumption If you choose to take an action that does not interfere with the rights of others you
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