Pubdate: Thu, 20 Oct 2011
Source: Reno News & Review (NV)
Copyright: 2011, Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Cynthia Kennedy


Re "Dear President Barack Obama" (Guest Comment, Oct. 13):

I wonder if your publisher, Jeff vonKaenel, who directed his
commentary to President Obama last week, has any knowledge of the
political tenets of Ron Paul. It's always puzzling to me when someone
whom I suppose to be a democrat complains about something like medical
marijuana rights being trampled upon, yet neglects to conclude that
those who want to do something about this should support Ron Paul's
bid for the presidency. Since this issue began, Dr. Ron Paul has
always championed the rights of Americans to have the freedom to
pursue any medical avenue they desire. In his support of freedom, he
has called for the end of the War on Drugs, and for this wasteful,
ruinous program to be replaced with drug education and rehabilitation
in addition to legalization. I won't use up space listing all the
positive benefits of ending the War on Drugs, but I will say that
whatever your political persuasion, you should really take a look at
Ron Paul's position on these issues.

Cynthia Kennedy
Virginia City
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