Pubdate: Mon, 19 Feb 2001
Source: News & Observer (NC)
Address: The People's Forum, P.O. Box 191, Raleigh, N.C. 27602
Contact:  2001 The News and Observer Publishing Company
Fax: (919) 829-4872
Author: George Harms


Regarding the Feb. 6 People's Forum letter, "Targeting drugs, guns":

Drug laws have done more harm to our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness 
than the use of these drugs. These laws have created and armed our modern 
gangs, drug cartels and terrorists -- just as Prohibition created the Mafia.

The real cause of this crime comes from corrupt public officials who knew 
from their experience with alcohol prohibition that drug prohibition would 
create violent crime in our streets. Most of the violent crime associated 
with drugs comes not from use but from the politically created black market 
profit syndrome. (Where there's demand, someone will fill this demand for a 

The No. 1 enemy to our free existence is unprosecuted, corrupt public 
officials, using a condition they've created to defraud citizens and weaken 
the Constitution.

The second greatest threat to our liberty are hypocritical liberals 
proclaiming autonomy over their own bodies as justification to murder 
unborn children while judging others for what they choose to put in their 

I don't know what god you pray to. But, my God teaches, "It's not what 
enters into a man that defiles him, but what comes out of a man's mouth is 
what defiles him," and "I have given you all things."

Four Oaks
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