Pubdate: Thu, 6 Dec 2007
Source: Colorado Springs Independent (CO)
Copyright: 2007 Colorado Springs Independent
Author: Dwayne Schultz


Addy M. Hansen ("Time to sober up," Letters, Nov. 29) comes off, in my
opinion, as a moral absolutist.

I agree that addiction must be treated, and law enforcement is
ill-equipped to do so. Last time I checked, there was no such thing as
absolute morals. What may be moral to some is not to others; case in
point being certain tribes of South Africa that teach children about
sex, and sexuality, from the time they can walk.

I do not have the right, nor does anyone else, to say what is or is
not moral, and one of the major problems with our society is the
belief of a few that their morals are the standard instead of the
deviation. In a republic, these people would not be able to pass their
laws and prohibit someone from drinking, taking a narcotic or whatever.

Prohibition didn't work in the 1920s and it is failing today. Restore
the republic and the "drug war" goes away. License the dealers and tax
their sales and, well, you begin to get the picture.

Dwayne Schultz

Colorado Springs
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