Pubdate: Tue, 21 Nov 2000
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2000 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Chris Buors
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor

What A DOPE!

"If the state were to control our drugs and our diet then our bodies 
would be in such keeping as our souls are now." -- Thomas Jefferson, 
1776 address to the Virginia State Legislature.

The cruelty of Mike Harris' compassion became self-evident when he 
announced drug tests to ferret out welfare scapegoats in the never 
ending holy war on satanic chemicals.

In the past, mankind has been witness to the eerily similar idea of 
the "witch marks" test.

We have the natural right to self-medicate with whatever substance we 
damn well please.

It is a right mankind has owned since time began, no matter what the 
nanny state says.

Drug-taking is a vice, not a crime or a medical disease or disorder. 
Perhaps it's time to separate medicine and state.

Chris Buors,

(Separating medicine and state is fine, but some drugs are still illegal.)
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