Pubdate: Mon, 05 Jan 1998
Date: 05/01/1998
Source: Calgary Sun (Canada)
Author: D. L. Harper

RE: THE comments under Alan Randell's April 29 letter stating:
"Legalizing drugs would kill more people and cause more crime." Using
your logic, we could cut down on the number of deaths attributed to
alcohol and tobacco simply by making them illegal. Come to think of
it, 100,000 deaths in the U.S. are caused by prescription drugs.
Should we make them illegal as well? I am sure the reason Prohibition
was revoked was to reduce the amount of deaths and crime associated it
and, guess what? It worked!

D. L. Harper

(So are you saying we should we just legalize everything?)