Pubdate: Tue, 23 Apr 2002
Source: Tribune Review (PA)
Copyright: 2002 Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
Author: Allan Erickson
Bookmark: (Higher Education Act)


Youch! The April 14 editorial "One lousy message" seems a tad bitter. 
Perhaps I can (and to be safe, perhaps I can't) assuage some of your 
despair over institutions of higher education providing assistance to 
students losing federal aid over drug convictions.

At least those students convicted of felonious assault, murder, homicide, 
drunken driving, theft, rape, domestic spying or toxic dumping can continue 
their educations without needing educational salvation from the "liberal 

Your editorial denies the existence of the fatal failures and excesses of 
prohibition. Were prohibition not such a stupid, Constitution- ravaging 
policy, methinks disproportional punishment such as the Higher Educational 
Act metes out would be nonexistent.

The flagrant fault of falsely founded, legislated foolishness foments its 
own dissent.

When "conservative moralists" realize their contribution to the growth of 
big government and repressive laws by their fueling of the vehicle of 
prohibition, maybe then the insanity of our "war on (some) drugs" will end.

Allan Erickson

Eugene, Ore.
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