Crystal Meth is easier to buy than cold medicine

November 30, 2005 at 06:14 PM | categories: liberty rants | View Comments

I read today that Vicks has changed the formula of NyQuil to no longer contain pseudoephedrine, a nasal decongestent ingredient. According to Vick's pseudoephedrine FAQ: "There are reports that some people are using this drug to make an illegal substance called methamphetamine." NyQuil still has the same name but is now a whole lot less effective.

States all across the country are restricting the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine. The Texas State Board of Pharmacy has a notice of the new rules regarding its sale. Included in those rules are the following:

  • You now have to show your drivers licence to prove you are at least 16 years of age before purchasing any product containing the chemical.
  • You have to sign your name in a log book.
  • The pharmacy must record the exact quantity (in grams) you purchase and make sure that you don't purchase more than two items containing the chemical at the same time.

Not even alchohol is as hard to buy as Tylenol Cold and Flu, which, unlike NyQuil, still contains pseudoephedrine. Certainly Crystal Meth, which this new legislation is trying to stop the production of, is now even easier to buy than cold medicine containg pseudoephedrine.

But nowhere is there a requirement for obtaining a prescription before purchasing drugs containing the chemical. This is a wholly new form of restriction and surveillance imposed by the Police State.

This could get absurd real quick. I could make napalm out of gasoline. I could die from drinking antifreeze. I could burn my hand on the stove. None of these items are stored in glass cases nor tracked to each individual buyer. Are these items also soon to become regulated, or is there really some ulterior motive here? Hilary Clinton seems to want to require prescriptions even for simple vitamins. Is the government going to tell us when we can and can't help our own selves when we get sick? Of course they will. That's what will give the State control. If they can create a large enough epidemic, or even the perception of one, then the state can finally impose martial law, including curfews and travel restrictions, forcing people to renew their faith in the SYSTEM because the SYSTEM will be the only one left who will have the ability to decongest your nose.

Welcome to the Police State folks.

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