Pubdate: Tue, 20 Apr 2004
Source: Medicine Hat News (CN AB)
Copyright: 2004 Alberta Newspaper Group, Inc.
Author: Chris Buors


Parents who've lost children because of illicit drugs should not blame
drugs, but drug prohibition.

According to our government, drugs have become alluring since laws
prohibiting them were passed. Taking a drug your government doesn't want you
to is no more of a disease then reading a book your government doesn't want
you to read. Treatment for reading the wrong books is called forced religion
conversion of values. Treatment for taking the wrong drugs amounts to the
same thing.

Drugs are the forbidden fruits of our time. Yielding to the temptation of
the forbidden fruit is not a contagious disease, though the act itself has
been at epidemic proportions since Biblical times.

Dangerous drugs is a political designation and ignorance is by far more
dangerous than any substance the politicians have ever labeled as a drug.

Chris Buors

Libertarian Party of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Man.
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