Revealed: Government helpline tells children 'cannabis is safer than alcohol'
Advisers manning the âFrankâ helpline are informing callers they believed to be children as young as 13 that alcohol is a âmuch more powerful drug than cannabisâ and that using the illegal drug recreationally is not harmful because it âdoesnât get you that highâ.
Callers are also being told that taking ecstasy will not lead to long-term damage and that if they are in doubt, to âjust take half a pill and if you are handling that OK, you can take the other half.â
"They are even being told that they would be able to smoke a cannabis joint, on top of ecstasy, with no ill-effects."
I suppose in a nation that legislates and teaches children at school that homosexual lust is "normal" for some, we cannot expect much more of a moral approach to drugs. Western nations appear to be doing the same thing as the Roman Empire was said to do, descend into debauchery.
"The classic study of Roman civilization, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, written by English historian Edward Gibbon was published in that famous year of 1776. He "observed that the leaders of the empire gave into the vices of strangers, morals collapsed, laws became oppressive, and the abuse of power made the nation vulnerable to the barbarian hordes."
British historian Catherine Edwards demonstrated that our current examples of immorality are not a modern phenomenon. In her study of the "politics of immorality" in ancient Rome, she says that contraception, abortion, and exposure were common ways to prevent childbirth in Rome. Husbands refused to recognize any child they did not believe to be their own. "Until accepted by its father, a Roman baby did not, legally speaking, exist."" (The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Rome)