Pubdate: Fri, 29 Jun 2007
Source: Chilliwack Progress (CN BC)
Copyright: 2007 The Chilliwack Progress
Author: Mahara Sinclaire


Re: Simple step to battling drugs, by Clint Hames, Mayor (June 26 2007)

Chilliwack's Mayor Clint Hames may well be outraged by the sale of 
drug paraphernalia at the local convenience store, but I'll wager he 
won't have to worry about raging against alcohol being sold in these 
same types of stores any time soon. Why you ask? Because alcohol is a 
legal and regulated substance sold only to carded adults.

I find it endlessly ironic that people like Clint Hames continue to 
prop up and support a system that only perpetuates the very things he 
rails against.

All of the crime associated with drugs and drug use would dry up over 
night should the laws against drugs be repealed. No one wants 
children having access to drugs, just like no one wanted children 
having access to all that alcohol and going blind from bathtub gin 
during prohibition. Get the drugs out of the hands of the criminals 
and give us some control over them.

Repeal, educate and regulate. It's that simple man.

Mahara Sinclaire

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