Pubdate: Wed, 25 Sep 2002
Source: Claresholm Local Press (CN AB)
Copyright: 2002 Claresholm Local Press
Author: Kirk Muse


I'm writing about your thoughtful editorial: Canadian Senators Must Have 
Been Smoking Something" (9-10-02). Why not follow the lead of the U. S. 
drug policy?  Perhaps Canada can beat the U. S. incarceration rate. (One 
out of every prisoners in the world sits in a U. S. jail or prison).

Why not prohibit other potentially unhealthy or dangerous products? You can 
start with tobacco, alcohol and high-fat foods like cheeseburgers and 
doughnuts.  Think of all the jobs this would create.

Why not follow the lead of the U. S. and erect a huge statue proclaiming 
liberty for all, while your government dictates to adult citizens what they 
may or may not put into their own bodies.

The U. S. drug policy has been hugely successful.  We have only wasted 
about a trillion dollars trying to nullify the immutable law of supply and 

Perhaps Canada can do better.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, AZ

U. S. A.
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