Pubdate: Wed, 11 Sep 2002
Source: City Paper (MD)
Copyright: 2002 Baltimore City Paper
Author: Henry Cohen
Note: Titled by map


The City Paper, in endorsing Ben Cardin for Congress, writes, "We can think 
of no reason for his constituents not to send him back to Washington for 
another term."

Has none of the editors of the City Paper ever smoked pot? If any of you 
has, then I can think of a reason not to send Ben Cardin back to 
Washington--he would lock you up. How can you endorse someone who would 
lock you up for what should be none of the government's business?

Is your reply that no members of Congress are for legalization, and 
Cardin's opponent would probably be worse than he is? I would expect that 
reply from a mainstream paper, but I thought that the City Paper was an 
alternative paper. No decent person would lock up another person for his 
choice of drugs, and no one has to vote for an indecent person, even if he 
is the lesser evil.

Henry Cohen Baltimore
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