Pubdate: Fri, 27 Feb 2009
Source: Boulder Weekly (CO)
Copyright: 2009 Boulder Weekly
Author: Ralph Givens


Michael Phelps owes no apology to anyone for taking a toke. The people
who owe the world an explanation are drug crusaders who punish
victimless "crimes."

The very idea of punishing people when there is no injury to their
fellow man is contrary to the Bible - Exodus 21:23: "life for life,
eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn
for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise" (Also see Leviticus
24:20, Deuteronomy 19:21).

With a "marijuana crime," no eyes have been gouged out. There are no
broken teeth, no maiming and no victims at all. According to the
scriptures, using marijuana is not a sin nor a crime.

Michael Phelps has harmed no one and owes no admission of guilt to
anyone. Drug crusaders on the other hand have the blood of hundreds of
thousands of innocent victims of their drug prohibition policy to
account for.

Ralph Givens

Daly City, Calif.
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