Pubdate: Wed, 04 May 2005
Source: Kansas City Star (MO)
Copyright: 2005 The Kansas City Star
Author: A. Ray Anderson


It is admirable for federal and state law enforcement to join forces in an
attempt to stop the violence in Kansas City and surrounding areas (4/27,
A-1). But I wonder if they have thought about the simple answer to the
problem, which is to put their efforts toward legalization of all drugs.
This would solve not only the violence problem, but also the need to
continually build more jails and prisons.

It is difficult to understand why this great country learned nothing from
the great experiment with Prohibition some 80 years ago. It certainly did
not stop drinking or alcoholism, just like the war on drugs has not stopped
drug use or addiction.

A. Ray Anderson
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