Pubdate: Sun, 09 Sep 2001
Source: Denver Post (CO)
Copyright: 2001 The Denver Post Corp
Author: Mike Plylar, a noted MAP volunteer and writer extraordinaire, has
had at least 38 PUB LTEs and OPEDs printed. Read about him at:


Re: "War on drugs a crime" Aug. 25 editorial.

How we ever thought it was a good thing to do this to our own people is
beyond belief. What gives us the right'to sentence our own citizens to
literally millions of years of their lives, many for simple possession of
some potion, pill, powder, plant or herb, that everyone knows naturally
attract human consumption?

Many Americans ingest legal and illegal substances simply to feel some form
of euphoria. There's not enough resources on the planet to explain it or
prevent it and it's insanity to try to control it with prisons, guns, and
massive outlays of cash.

The war on drugs may be the perfect bureaucracy, but it's a terrible,
disastrous policy and absolutely not a solution.

You have done our community, the nation and the world a tremendous service
by beginning to expose this catastrophe.

MIKE PLYLAR, Kremmling
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MAP posted-by: Don Beck