Pubdate: Thu, 29 Nov 2001
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2001, Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Alan Randell
Note: Parethetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


Re "Rented apartment went entirely to pot, court told," (Nov. 22): 
Unless and until newspapers such as yours begin to include in their 
drug stories a recognition of the fact that many feel the war on 
drugs is a failure, the main source of funds for terrorists, 
unconstitutional, and a state-sanctioned pogrom designed to ruin the 
lives of the innocent few who happen to enjoy certain drugs, this 
appalling program will continue much longer than it should.

There is no more reason to punish drug users and dealers today than 
there was in the past to hang witches, lynch  blacks or gas Jews.


(We'd find the pro-pot lobby easier to stomach if they didn't indulge 
in such overblown comparisons)
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