Pubdate: Thu, 25 May 2000
Source: Mountain Xpress (NC)
Copyright: 2000 Mountain Xpress
Contact:  PO Box 144, Asheville, NC 28802
Fax: (828) 251 1311
Author: Danny Terwey


Thanks for printing the Rev. H.W. Skipper's letter [May 17], which 
encouraged ending the militant prohibition that is causing our drug war. 
The alcohol ban was overturned when voters realized that it was causing 
endemic corruption, violence and child alcoholism. We are relearning this 
lesson with other drugs, only because we permitted a kind of McCarthyism to 
lead the drug debate.

Danny Terwey, Santa Cruz, Calif.
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