Pubdate: Wed, 30 Aug 2000
Source: Amarillo Globe-News (TX)
Copyright: 2000 Amarillo Globe-News
Contact:  P.O. Box 2091, Amarillo, TX 79166
Fax: (806) 373-0810
Author: Richard Sinnott


The author of your Aug. 26 editorial criticizing New Mexico Gov. Gary 
Johnson's advocacy of drug legalization is a fine example of those people 
who seem to wear blinders.

Your writer is unable to see the severe damage caused to this country by 
the drug prohibition, even though it surrounds him. His powers of 
observation are so very weak that it amazes me he would be involved in news 
gathering in any way. Who knows?

Maybe he's not involved in that, but only in writing editorials.

Any fool can see that the prohibition has corrupted our criminal justice 
system, makes a mockery of the law, contributes to social disorder, greatly 
disrespects the principles embodied in the U.S. Constitution and weakens 
family and social ties. Why can't your editorial writer?

Or is it that he does see all that but is willing to accept it because he 
believes the myth that drug laws actually stop people from using drugs?

A sad situation indeed, but very common among today's "journalists."

Richard Sinnott, Fort Pierce, Fla.
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