Pubdate: Mon, 24 Dec 2001
Source: El Paso Times (TX)
Copyright: 2001 El Paso Times
Author: Ray Carlson
Bookmark: (Terrorism)


A recent editorial suggested that "The president and Congress cut 
loose with enough money to bolster the ranks of border 
law-enforcement agencies ..." While newspaper editors are quick to 
suggest that more of our tax money be spent in the same wasteful 
manner at a time when our economy is sputtering and resources are 
stretched thin, I have a better idea.

Take some of the money we continue to pour into this ridiculous drug 
war and accompanying prison state and redirect the funds to only 
those agencies that fight terrorism.

Meanwhile, the government should quit harassing the pot smokers. They 
aren't the problem. We cannot afford both a war on drugs and a war on 

Ray Carlson,

Redwood City, Calif.
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