Pubdate: Mon, 02 Jul 2007
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2007 The Boston Herald, Inc
Author: Anthony Papa


Whether it be random, suspicionless student drug testing, or having
police dogs sniffing around school lockers, students are now feeling
the heavy-handedness of the government's overzealous efforts to keep
them "drug-free" ("Drawing a line on speech," June 26). Get busted
smoking a joint and lose federal funding for education. Talk about
bong hits and face suspension. Where will it end?

Chip by chip or, in this case, bong hit by bong hit, our fundamental
rights are going up in smoke. Everyone who is concerned about free
speech should be concerned with the outcome of the Bong Hits 4 Jesus
case. If the government can silence us about the drug war today, they
can silence us on Iraq tomorrow and global warming the day after that.

Anthony Papa, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, N.Y.
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