Pubdate: Tue, 10 Feb 1998
Date: 10/02/1998
Source: The Bulletin (OR)
Author: Paul Thomas

You rightly state the issue in your " NO on Measure 67 " editorial,
but appear a little muddled in conclusion. At this time, with federal
intransigence at odds with state's rights, a tidy little distribution
network with government oversight, as logical and proper as that
sounds, is simply unrealistic. The " grow your own " concept is not "
a ludicrous solution," but a direct and simple interim measure.

It allows the federales to get used to the idea of states rights, and
gives the state time to develope appropriate controls.

No single measure is going to answer all contengencies; all we need to
do now is respect the capacity of our citizens to act in their own
best interest and apply controls as the need arises.

Paul Thomas