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Friday, November 23, 2007

Barry Bonds and Abuse of Government Power

Why is it any of the government's business if Barry Bonds used steroids or not?

Why should the government waste money prosecuting Barry Bonds? Money was stolen from me via taxes, and is being wasted on a pointless criminal trial. I don't care if Barry Bonds used steroids or not.

Technically, Barry Bonds was investigated for perjury, but what right did the government have to question him about that in the first place? If Barry Bonds wants to put harmful substances into his body, doesn't he have the right to do so?

Major League Baseball had *NO* rule against steroid use at the time Barry Bonds was using steroids, although the failure to have a drug policy was related to the strong baseball players' union. The baseball players' union finally allowed a drug policy, under pressure from newspapers and TV stations, who are eager for any opportunity to make unions look bad.

What Barry Bonds does in private is none of the government's business. Barry Bonds was not breaking his contract with Major League Baseball, since they had no anti-steroid policy at that time.

Why is Barry Bonds guilty of a crime? He may have injured himself by using steroids, but that should not be a crime. I don't see how there can be a claim that he injured someone else or broke a contract. I don't consider the perjury charge to be valid, because the government had no business interrogating him in the first place.

2 comments:

Steroid Nation said...

Actually MLB memos indicate steroids and PEDs were prohibited as early as 1991.

http://grg51.typepad.com/steroid_nation/2007/09/illegal-perform.html

http://www.typepad.com/t/app/weblog/post?__mode=edit_entry&id=41654308&blog_id=372688

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=steroidsExc&num=19

Furthermore, the drugs that Bonds allegedly used are illegal as PEDs.

FSK said...

The second link you gave me is broken.

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