Pubdate: Tue, 27 Nov 2007
Source: Parksville Qualicum Beach News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2007 Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Author: Chris Buors


How nice it was to read Neil Horner's take on Stephen Harper's
reinvigoration of Brian Mulroney's biggest failure; the reinvigoration
of Richard Nixon's failure to win the war on drugs.  A redoubling of
efforts has been the only solution politicians ever come up with when
faced with the manifestations of their predecessors failures when
moral righteousness drives the issue.

The tried and true formula for putting criminals out of business is a
repeal of prohibition; it worked for alcohol.  Bootleggers went the
way of the Dodo bird and so did all the police who busted stills in
the past.

I never thought I say hats off to anyone who took their hat off to the
federal Conservative government drug prohibition policy, but hats off
to Neil Horner who drove home some very salient points about the
economic interests of the entrenched interests.

Just wanted to mention that one of the unintended consequences of
Stephen Harper's new hard on vice bill will be a retirement of mom and
pop operators and a rise in an element more hardened by the system
Brian Mulroney endorsed.

In time, Stephen Harper policy will deliver an even more hardened
element to our doorsteps too.

Canadians could do without these benefits by repealing drug
prohibition and putting the whole kit and caboodle under regulation.

We have the alcohol and tobacco model that already regulate two of the
most deadly and dangerous drugs known to humanity.

We know better than to put those products into the hands of

Chris Buors

Winnipeg, Manitoba
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