Pubdate: Tue, 12 Apr 2005
Source: Charleston Daily Mail (WV)
Copyright: 2005 Charleston Daily Mail
Author: Simon McClure


The FBI and an assortment of other enforcement agencies are putting new 
emphasis on solving the three murders committed by a sniper two years ago.

The government should already be fully committed to protecting us from 
dangerous people.

If authorities, bogged down in the unending quagmire called the war on 
drugs, were not distracted by their present unconstitutional "emphasis" on 
spying, inspecting, surveillance, capturing, confiscating, prosecuting, 
incarcerating, paroling, drug testing and forced treatment of nonviolent 
citizens in our society, then of course we could direct these vast 
resources toward the apprehension of violent people like the sniper, who 
actually violate the rights of other individuals.

We could also do more productive things with these freed-up monies and 
able-bodied workers.

It is thus economically sound, morally correct to repeal all the laws that 
criminalize drugs.

Simon McClure, Bridgeport
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