Pubdate: Fri, 16 Nov 2001
Source: Austin American-Statesman (TX)
Copyright: 2001 Austin American-Statesman
Authors: Kirk Muse, Pat Rogers
Note: Title by MAP Editor


Something New

Kudos to the Austin American-Statesman for the Nov. 10 editorial, "Right
drug czar?" John Walters stands for the continuation of failed policies
that have not worked, will not work and cannot work. One definition of
insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different
result each time. It is also a good definition of stupidity. Allowing John
Walters to become drug czar would be both insane and stupid. Let's do
something different.

Kirk Muse


Wishful Thinking

The Nov. 10 editorial "Right drug czar?" states, "As Congress examines the
many ways in which the drug war and the war on terrorism
interlock--starting with terrorists' reliance on selling us drugs to
finance a war against us--it would be useful to question historic
approaches to reducing drug use." That is wishful thinking.

We are confronted with religious extremists from abroad using the
manifestations of government to impose their intolerant religious view on
us. So, too, are the laws of America regarding the drug prohibition policy
being crafted by American religious zealots intent on imposing their
intolerant perspective on America via the criminal code.

Pat Rogers

Allentown, Penn.
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