Pubdate: Thu, 18 Sep 2003
Source: Contra Costa Times (CA)
Copyright: 2003 Knight Ridder
Author: Vaughn E. Spunaugle


It is now a safer world. I am referring to an article titled, "Chong bonged 
with jail time" (Times, Sept. 12).

Thanks to hard-working police officers, prosecutors and a tough-minded 
judge, we finally have Tommy Chong safely locked away.

Society, we all know, will be much safer, because with Chong loose on the 
streets, there is no telling how many people might have started smoking 

The fuzzy-headed liberals may think the thousands of tax dollars spent to 
prosecute and lock away Chong could have been spent on such things as 
school books and teacher salaries.

However, we should never forget that the government knows best. The CEO of 
Enron is a free man, but at least we finally have Chong behind bars.

We need to continue to support our government in the spending of billions 
of tax dollars every year for the drug war. It's what makes America great.

Vaughn E. Spunaugle

El Sobrante
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