Pubdate: Sun, 13 Dec 1998
Date: 12/13/1998
Source: News & Observer (NC)
Author: J.L. Cunningham
Section: Sunday Forum

The op-ed article by Linda Bayer was extremely biased. Why is my
government wasting money on self-righteous paper-pushers?

Bayer is completely out of touch with the current activity occurring
in our country as a result of the drug war. She goes so far out of
touch that she states that the war on drugs is not a war at all.

My taxes pay this woman? What are they smoking up in Washington? The
drug war on a daily basis confiscates property and assets from
citizens kind of like the Nazis did from the Jews. The drug war on a
daily basis releases violent criminals to make room for nonviolent
drug offenders. This in turn makes our streets more dangerous - kind
of like a war zone.

I believe it is time for the General Accounting Office to hunker down
on the money we are throwing away on a war our country has launched
against its own citizens. By making our streets a war zone every
American citizen is under attack from our government.

J.L. Cunningham