Pubdate: Wed, 12 Dec 2007
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2007 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Allan Erickson
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


Re: Legalize drugs, Letters, Dec. 10.
I must make a comment to your editorial comment following the common 
sense letter by writer Amber Mapes.

After Mapes recommended Canada ending its war on drugs and not 
following the in the footsteps of the failed efforts in the U.S., you 
followed up with the comment:

"It's not a new idea, but one that'll likely not see the light of day."

It has indeed seen the light of day. The Prohibition of alcohol was 
ended for many of the same failures plaguing the War On Drugs. Why 
not take away the policy that is the cartels' cash cow... their 
golden egg laying goose and cook it instead? Prohibition is a policy 
doomed to fail.

Allan Erickson

Eugene, Ore.

(You're comparing apples and oranges.)
- ---
MAP posted-by: Keith Brilhart