Pubdate: Sun, 21 Sep 2003
Source: Penticton Western (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003 Penticton Western
Author: Matthew Hulett


Allow me to inform Julius Bloomfield that the U.S. spends (a huge amount of 
money) per year on the silly drug war it has been waging for 30 years and 
we are quite flooded with drugs and drug dealers.

Why does he expect different results in Canada?

The dealers are sending you a message: You can go fly a kite. The drug 
policy scholars are sending you a message: Decriminalization. The mass 
media prints what the government would like it to more often than not. The 
message is pretty clear: Those who think in slogans and attempt to send 
messages are a testament to the failures of modern education. We need to 
get smart on drug crimes, not tough. And that means following the scholarly 
evidence and ending the drug war, quite simply.

Matthew Hulett

Brick, N.J.
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