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So basically a drug you like should remain recreationally legal but other drugs shouldn't because reasons ?

That you jumped to "because reasons" without considering or even asking if I had reasons speaks very badly of you. For the genuinely curious, though, this is a pretty good article by Peter Hitchens covering the stupid arguments for legalising marijuana in particular, but would apply to other recreational drugs, as well: http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2017/02/stupid-arguments-for-drug-legalisation-examined-and-refuted.html

Like Mr. Hitchens, I don't smoke and rarely drink.

The most relevant part here:

"The stupidest argument in the world: 'WOT ABAHT ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO, THEN, EH? I BET YOU LIKE A DRINK. HYPOCRITE!'

Well, what about alcohol and tobacco? Both are very dangerous to their users and do terrible harm. If you support their legal status, or consume either or both, surely you are inconsistent and a hypocrite?

Answer: Not at all. I drink a little wine and the occasional glass of beer. Very occasionally I might drink a small measure of spirits. There is no hypocrisy in this. My opponents use an illegal drug and campaign for its legalisation to suit themselves. I do nothing of the kind. If alcohol were illegal I would not buy or consume it, nor would I campaign for it to be legalised. If I did campaign for it to be legalised, I would certainly not break the law I was campaigning to change, as so many cannabis legalisers do.
As it happens, I regard heavy and habitual drinking as scourges and sources of misery, so I favour the tightest legal limitations on its sale which are achievable. I support the reintroduction of the strict alcohol licensing laws which existed until the Tory and Labour parties combined to destroy them between 1985 and 2000. Under those laws, pubs were closed for most of the day, and closed for even longer on Sundays, and a special licence was necessary to sell alcohol anywhere else. I have no doubt that heavy drinking has hugely increased since these laws were abandoned. I have seen the terrible consequences of habitual heavy drinking, and can see the case for prohibiting alcohol entirely. However, I do not think this is practicable. Banning things which have been legal for many centuries and also in mass use (including TV advertising and open sale in high streets) is impracticable."

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What's your take on alcohol and recreational drugs?

Alcohol is fine in moderation. Recreational drugs are not, and should remain illegal.

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What do you prefer - individual or team sports?

I'm not a big fan, but I do like watching the big three sports with other people, and those are all team sports. I also enjoy horse racing once in a while, which I suppose is an individual sport?

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What makes you unique?

The family and community I belong to, which gives me my particular identity and duties.

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Do you have any long-form suggested reading whenever it comes to a historical,philosophical and/or religious explanation of "The Mandate of Heaven" concept ?

The best recommendation I can give is An Introduction to Confucianism, by Xinzhong Yao, which I reviewed recently. Yao covers the basics, and you can follow his bibliography for more.

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Who is the most overrated Hollywood actor?

All of them.

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What benefit has Ask FM brought to you?

It's won me praise and adulation for my insights and one-liners.

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Any advice or tips for someone trying to maintain a daily reading habit ?

Just do it. You could try little psychological tricks, like giving yourself a small reward after, and only after, reading for a set amount of time, or having someone else check in with you to make sure you've done daily reading, and it probably does help read at the same time every day in a place you set aside for that. I've always enjoyed reading enough that I don't need any encouragement, though, and ultimately it's a matter of you choosing to do it or not.

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What sort of practical books do you recommend?

Assuming you mean "how-to" books, I don't think I've ever read one that really stands out.

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Did you enjoy school when younger?

A few classes were interesting, and I enjoyed some extracurricular stuff, but overall I didn't enjoy school. Too much stress for too little gain.

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Have you ever been in street fight?

Nope.

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What cultures/lit are you interested in outside of Europe/East Asia?

None in particular. In literature, I'm primarily interested in Europe and North America, with some curiosity about Japan. That doesn't mean I won't read something from, say, Latin America, the Middle East, or wherever, if I hear that it's particularly good. I'm just not interested enough to seek any of it out.

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Are you involved at all in your community/church?

With my church, yes, and I'd highly recommend everyone do likewise. Whether that's volunteering for events just from time to time or joining an organisation like the Knights of Columbus, you'll get more from your parish if you put more into it.

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What's the favorite gift you've ever received?

The one I've enjoyed the most and got the most use from is my Super NES. I don't think anything else comes close, really.

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If you were a YouTuber, what would your videos be about?

A tour through the Western literary canon.

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Why are Boomers terrible?

A combination of selfishness, parochial-mindedness, and swallowing a lot of propaganda.

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Can America be great again?

There wasn't a first time, but the United States can become great, sure. Whether that will happen or how is impossible to say.

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Do you have low body fat?

Yes.

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Do you exercise?

Yes.

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Do you like cats or dogs?

Both are alright, though I don't care for either enough to consider owning a pet.

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At what age did you break free from the plastic disposable razor jew ?

You mean companies like Harry's? Those are what I use.

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What would you want as your epitaph?

Something classy, probably in Latin.

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How would you define good hygiene and dressing well?

It's not complicated. Bathe regularly, brush your teeth, keep your hair orderly, keep your beard trimmed and off your neck. Stick to collared shirts, avoid jeans when you can and never wear shorts if you're not at the beach, socks match your pants and shoes match your belt.

What I've read from Art of Manliness seems good, and a lot of people like it, so you might enjoy their articles on the subject: http://www.artofmanliness.com/category/dress-grooming/

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Beef,chicken or pork if you could only eat one for the rest of your life ?

I'd go with pork.

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Favorite live action Disney movie?

I was about to say "none of the above," but apparently Return to Oz was produced by Disney, which makes it an easy choice.

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Southerner, Catholic, lover of literature, animation, philosophy, music, overly detailed and pedantic discussions.

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