Pubdate: Mon, 03 Jan 2005
Source: Bradenton Herald (FL)
Copyright: 2005 Bradenton Herald
Author: Kirk Muse


I'm writing about Robert Sharpe's outstanding letter: "Prohibition
doesn't work" (Dec. 26). I'd like to add that recreational drugs are
far too dangerous to be completely unregulated and controlled by
criminals. Only legal products can be regulated by our government.
Only legal products can be taxed by our government. And only legal
products can be controlled by our government.

Alcohol prohibition didn't stop people from buying and drinking
alcohol. It just stopped people from buying their alcohol from legal,
regulated and taxed sources. And our drug prohibition policies are not
stopping people from buying and using recreational drugs. It's just
stopping them from buying their drugs from legal, regulated and taxed
sources. For the sake of the children, please regulate and control the
sale of recreational drugs.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
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