Pubdate: Fri, 22 Dec 2000
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2000 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Richard Marchese
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor


Regarding your Dec. 21 editorial: Must somebody die?

Why don't you ask that of the drug prohibitionists whose ill-conceived laws 
have made killing and death by overdose everyday events. They are the root 
cause of all this and they are not in prison yet!

"Cause to become more intense or serious" is the perfect definition of 
prohibition. Perhaps the drug prohibitionists can explain to mothers why 
their children are not here anymore. Why there are drive-by shootings. Why 
so many die from an overdose -- just like they did when they had the 
audacity to forbid Americans from enjoying alcohol. How many then went 
blind? How many died from bootleg alcohol? How many died from bootleggers' 
drive-by shootings?)

The Sun is blaming the cart for where the horse brings it.

Richard Marchese

Fairfield, N.J.

(And you, sir, are comparing apples and oranges.)
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