Pubdate: Wed, 11 Sep 2013
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2013 Los Angeles Times
Author: Chris Norby


Re "Legislature cools on drug war" Sept. 9

Thank you to Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (Twin Peaks) and 
Rocky Chavez (Oceanside) for casting deciding votes to lower 
penalties for nonviolent drug possession. Thank you to George Skelton 
for recognizing those true conservatives who oppose the drug war, the 
most extreme example of the nanny state that Republicans often decry.

Those who support individual freedom should oppose locking up adults 
for nonviolent behavior, as incarceration only makes it far worse for 
them, their families and the taxpayers who must pay to imprison those 
who have only hurt themselves.

The war on drugs should not be a war on people.

Chris Norby

Fullerton The writer, a Republican, was a member of the Assembly from 
2010 to 2012.
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