Pubdate: Mon, 06 Jan 2003
Source: Standard Democrat, The (MO)
Copyright: 2003 DA Publishing, LLC
Author: Jim White


A recent article about prosecutors being urged to fight against
regulating or legalizing drugs, especially the least harmful of all
drugs - marijuana - noted that "Those who support drug legalization
are well funded," are these reformers as well funded as the ONDCP? The
ONDCP is using taxpayer money to support a political position on an

Is this legal? Would it be legal if the department of health started
urging prosecutors to fight against abortion by charging people with
manslaughter? I think not.

And what exactly is "well funded?" Would it be $1.8 million spent on
an anti-marijuana media campaign spent by the ONDCP this year alone?
Would it be the other $20 billion spent on the drug war?

When did it become legal for a public office holder to campaign for or
against anything with public money? And where does it stop?

Well funded reforms? Certainly not, not even close. If we were nearly
as well funded as the drug warriors, the public would have realized
the truth behind prohibition years ago and ended the most destructive
and useless form of drug control ever conceived.

Money supports terrorism and prohibition creates lots of money. What
causes prohibition?

Jim White, Oregon, Ohio
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