Pubdate: Sat, 24 Nov 2007
Source: Palm Beach Post, The (FL)
Copyright: 2007 The Palm Beach Post
Note: Does not publish letters from writers outside area
Author: Joe Hartman


I'd like to add something to the Monday letter, "McCollum blowing smoke
with marijuana warnings." It seems that the big brains in government
have learned nothing from Prohibition: Even an ordinary schlump like me
knows that if people want something, they're going to get it, be it
booze, weed or coke. If they can't get it legally, they turn to the
black market, making the sellers incredibly rich in the process.
Bootleggers or drug lords, it's all the same; money that could be
flowing into the tax coffers is going to them instead, while innocent
people go to jail for nothing.

The greatest lesson that the government fools never learned? You can't
legislate morality.

Joe Hartman
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