Pubdate: Thu, 21 May 2015
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Chico Enterprise-Record
Note: Letters from newspaper's circulation area receive publishing priority
Author: Jay Bergstrom


Proposition A upheld, slam dunk, weed is gone!

Why is this substance illegal? It has nothing to do with promoting 
the general welfare, but instead the federal government's intent is 
to subjugate minorities.

The drug war is nothing more than a jobs salvation/creation program 
necessitated by the end of alcohol prohibition. All those prohibition 
agents needed work. The drug prohibition gained a life of its own and 
is now a crowded gravy train.

While the promoters of prohibition proudly carry their tired flag and 
cross, the truth has become clear to all but those who will not see - 
that once again, our government has promulgated a big fib.

Like Japanese soldiers holed up for decades in caves in the 
Philippines, there are many here who have not got the memo revealing 
the war is over - drugs won, prohibition lost.

It turns out that this stuff is about as harmful as tulips. When the 
trade in prohibited tulips becomes a problem, we must look deep for 
solutions. When we have unemployed prohibition agents, we must search 
for productive solutions.

As to the problem of drugs, perhaps we could try truthful education 
next. It seems to have worked for tobacco.

I greatly enjoy cannabis, and I am a good person.

- - Jay Bergstrom, Forest Ranch
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