Pubdate: Tue, 17 Jun 2003
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2003, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Chuck Beyer
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


RE: "BULLETS fly in bad drug deal" (June 15): I am sure that if one checked 
newspaper headlines during the Prohibition era in the U.S., one would have 
found the identical headline with the word "alcohol" substituted for 
"drugs" and gangsters taking the place of drug dealers in the story. Also 
available for public consumption would be a prohibitionist mindset on the 
part of the newspaper and the reading public that could not comprehend that 
they themselves and their prohibitionist policies were directly responsible 
for the war and carnage that surrounded them. Why is it that we need to 
learn the same lessons every generation?

Chuck Beyer

Victoria, B.C.

(Collective amnesia)
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