Pubdate: Sun, 17 Sep 2000
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
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Comment: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk
Author: Dan Scupin


RE: YOUR letter response, "How many people overdose on books?" As usual this
genius editor doesn't understand that most overdose deaths are the result of
the war on drugs and not the drugs themselves.

Look at the facts: tainted drugs, produced by criminals, are not subject to
free-market quality controls. If drugs were regulated, taxed and were
subject to quality control, the number of drug deaths would plummet.

Of course the drug warriors could not care less about the deaths, they are
on a moral crusade!

Dan Scupin

(Maybe some day the drug libertarians will realize we don't support their
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