Pubdate: Sat, 19 Dec 1998
Date: 12/19/1998
Source: Dallas Morning News (TX)
Author: M.C. Smith, Dallas

Re: "Swiss sense -- Country's rejection of drug legalization
gives hope," Editorials, Dec 2.

I was rather surprised by the tone of your editorial concerning the
legalization of drugs in Switzerland. You seemed to think it was funny
that any enlightened society would consider the decriminalization of
any controlled substance. Perhaps the Swiss should follow the United
States' example of throwing everyone in jail who is caught with a
minimum amount of these drugs. Making it illegal to possess these
certainly hasn't helped the teenagers in Plano be any safer.