Pubdate: Thu, 12 Sep 2002
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2002, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Chris Buors
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


I'LL MAKE it as plain as day for the William Sprouls of the world who 
support drug prohibition (Letters, Sept. 10): Have a look in the history 
books. Take special interest in the Christian Crusades, the Spanish 
Inquisition and the history of Nazi Germany. What they have in common is 
that they were all strong believers in using the coercive force of the 
state to enforce their morals on others. The drug war is but mankind's 
latest in a long list of vast dramas of scapegoat persecutions. The history 
books will portray those who supported it as the criminals.

Chris Buors

(Every government enforces a moral code of some sort.)
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