Pubdate: Thu, 1 Nov 2007
Source: Santa Clara, The (Santa Clara U, CA Edu)
Copyright: 2007 The Santa Clara
Author: Jay Hunter


To the Editor:

What the author of the prohibition article in last week's issue
forgets is that not all of us have "a moral society with high living
standards." You can never understand what some people have been
through, what they continue to go through.

I'll take an artificial high over a natural low any day. Something
else the author forgets is that alcohol prohibition was what gave us
Al Capone and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. We've tried
prohibition. Now it's time to admit there might be another way.

Our police shouldn't arrest people because of their potential for
crime. It's well past time to give drug users a chance to use their
intoxicants of choice responsibly, so we can empower citizens with
these millions of dollars instead of criminals and gangsters.

Jay Hunter

Pittsburgh, Pa.