Pubdate: Sat, 17 Nov 2007
Source: Burnaby Now, The (CN BC)
Contact:  2007 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Kirk Muse


Dear Editor:

I'm writing about Keith Baldrey's thoughtful column, Police aren't 
winning this war (In My Opinion, Burnaby NOW, Nov. 14).

The only way to effectively deal with the drug gangs is to put them 
out of business. The only way this can be accomplished is to 
regulate, control and tax the products that they deal in. And this 
can only be accomplished with legalization. All other efforts are 
counterproductive. Only legal products of any kind can be regulated, 
controlled and taxed by any government.

Of course, the drug war cheerleaders will claim that re-legalizing 
our now illegal drugs will be giving into the drug dealers and drug cartels.

When we re-legalized the drug alcohol did we give into the alcohol cartels?

No. We put them out of business.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Arizona
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