Pubdate: Tue, 09 Mar 2004
Source: Langley Advance (CN BC)
Copyright: 2004 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Alan Randell


Dear Editor,

You must think we readers are dumb as a post. Why else would you serve
up your silly story [Police bust into explosive lab, Feb. 24, Langley
Advance News] intended to persuade us that one of the many negative
consequences of drug prohibition - dangerous drug labs, in this case -
is all the proof we need that drugs are bad, and that we should all
continue to support the program that caused the problem in the first

Didn't Prohibition initiate an orgy of gang-related violence and
explosions at illegal stills that receded only when alcohol was
legalized again?

Just how clueless do you think we are?

Drug prohibition was initiated almost a century ago to control blacks
(marijuana), Chinese (opium), and Mexicans (marijuana). Its purpose
was not and is not to protect anyone from the effects of supposedly
harmful drugs; its purpose was and is to distract attention away from
government failures in other areas, and to provide a measure of
vicarious enjoyment to the majority by persecuting an innocent minority.

Charter? What Charter?

Alan Randell

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