The idea that doing drugs is a victimless crime is doubtless the most frequently peddled totally preposterous notion out there. And I'm not just talking about impaired driving, although that's a big part of the problem. I'm talking about something more fundamental: You can be part of a perfectly ordinary family, take drugs in the privacy of your home, simply sit there to get the high you wanted, and do grotesque damage to other people.
Here's the latest example. The Associated Press story begins:
A woman whose two young sons died in a bathroom flooded with scalding water while she was in a drug-induced stupor is trying to get her infant daughter back from child welfare authorities, saying she's turned her life around.
Too bad the two boys won't get the chance to "turn their lives around."