Pubdate: Mon, 23 Apr 2001
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2001 Los Angeles Times
Author: Richard Arroyo


Re " 'West Wing' Creator Arrested in Drug Case," April 17: Has this country 
gone completely bonkers? Now we are arresting people for being in 
possession of tainted toadstools. When will Americans wake up and recognize 
that it is not government's role to protect free-thinking adults from 
harming themselves? Not with liquor, not with cigarettes, not with airplane 
glue, not with marijuana and certainly not with fantasy-inducing fungi. And 
it is also not government's prerogative to spend our tax dollars trying to 
do so. America's antiquated and ineffective drug laws need to be revisited, 
reviewed and repealed right now.

Richard Arroyo

Beverly Hills
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