Pubdate: Wed, 16 Apr 2008
Source: Tuscola County Advertiser (Caro, MI)
Copyright: 2008 Michigan Media, a division of the Edwards Group
Author: Bob Wood
Title: By MAP


Dear Editor,

What good has the hundreds of billions of U.S. tax dollars that we
have paid to foreign governments like Columbia done to ebb the flow of
drugs into our country? Nothing; drugs are more powerful and more
plentiful than ever before.

Over the past 20 years, 300,000 Columbians have lost their lives due
to drug war violence, including four presidential candidates, some 200
court justices, 2,000 police officers and prosecutors, and 150
journalists have been assassinated. In Columbia's municipal elections
just a few months ago, 36 candidates for mayor were assassinated and
50 more were kidnapped. Elected officials, judges, police officers and
entire military units are corrupted with cash from the drug cartels.
The drug war created and continues to fuel civil war in Columbia and
many other countries at U.S. taxpayer expense.

Columbia is just one of many nations that we give U.S. tax dollars to
in order to carry out our drug war. It is no wonder that our country
is nine trillion dollars in debt to other nations like China.

The violence that has plagued Columbia has made its way to our
southern border. Mexico is experiencing some of the same type of
violence that Columbia continues to endure. If we continue our current
failed drug war policies, our country will soon start experiencing the
same type of violence that Columbia is experiencing.

The illegal drug trade has created the most lucrative industry in the
world with the black market drug trade, and threatens all Americans.

We need to legalize, regulate and tax all medicinal herbs and educate
our children about them, restore our constitutional rights, and end
our sadistic drug war.

Sadly enough, we will never end the drug war until we kick the special
interest lobbyists out of Washington and replace our corrupted elected
officials that support the drug war. The pharmaceutical companies have
paid billions to keep the medicinal plants illegal because they cannot
patent them and would lose billions if people started growing their
own medicine for free.

Bob Wood

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MAP posted-by: Richard Lake