Pubdate: Fri, 18 Jan 2002
Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle (MI)
Copyright: 2002 The Traverse City Record-Eagle
Author: Kirk Muse


Letter-writer Robert Sharpe was right on the mark in his letter, "A failed 
drug war," Jan. 9. One issue he didn't cover is the right of a free 
country's government to dictate to its adult citizens what they may or may 
not put into their own bodies.

Every justification for the prohibition of recreational drugs can also be 
made for the prohibition of a long list of potentially unhealthy foods. Do 
we want our police arresting and jailing us for eating cheeseburgers or 
French fries? Hopefully not.

Do we want our police arresting and jailing each other for eating 
doughnuts? Maybe.

Kirk Muse,

Vancouver, Wash.
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