Pubdate: Sun, 18 Jan 2009
Source: El Paso Times (TX)
Copyright: 2009 El Paso Times
Author: Gray Pensatoria

Editor's note: The Times received many letters concerning the City 
Council resolution including language about discussing legalization 
of drugs. Some of these were written before the resolution veto was upheld.


Dear City Council members, thank you for having the courage to ask 
for dialogue on how to improve our government.

The people who have written the Times advocating 
legalization/decriminalization, particularly of marijuana, are exactly correct.

The simple understanding that we've been losing the "drug war" for 40 
years should speak for itself.

The money from drug empires continues to be laundered though our 
banks, enriching them and the drug lords they support. Our prisons 
overflow at great expense in consequence.

Override Mayor Cook's short-sighted veto, and give him the boot come 
election time.

Gray Pensatoria

Northeast El Paso
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