I suspect that this thread has about run its course, having reached a state of entrenchment with neither side willing to give ground or concede a point. It's a no-win debate, of course, as is any proposition concerning personal freedom, but it does encourage some soul-searching among the undecided. Had hoped to hear more from those but they're probably still thinking it over. It's been hugely enjoyable, nevertheless, and the pros and antis fell almost exactly as expected, antis generally holding stronger views and being more willing to put them forward.
So it's thanks again to you guys, and look forward to further light-hearted skirmishing at a later date.
Have fun, be happy,