Pubdate: Thu, 18 Sep 2003
Source: Richmond Review, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003 Richmond Public Library
Author: Lloyd Creech


Isn't it interesting how conservatives (like the bozo who is the drug czar 
in the United States) always object to trying anything new, or things that 
work successfully in other countries?

They always talk about supply and demand, that is how prices are set, etc.

So what do the geniuses do about drugs? They try to eliminate the source 
and spend billions on destroying suppliers. The suppliers move to another 
country and the drug problem increases. They don't consider trying to help 
the millions of people with a drug addiction?

Much like the way they try to handle prostitution. Arrest a bunch of people 
in an area, so they move to another area.

If free clinics are working in other countries, to reduce the drug 
addiction-including the Scandinavia, Switzerland and Australia-why not try 
it here? Because the right wing conservatives never accept new ideas, even 
when their attempts to reduce a problem fails.

It is much like the Campbell conservatives-photo radar works in reducing 
deaths, injuries and costs by reducing the number of accidents. This has 
been proven in a number of other jurisdictions.

Lloyd Creech

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