Pubdate: Thu, 16 Oct 2003
Source: Kansas City Star (MO)
Copyright: 2003 The Kansas City Star
Author: Kirk Muse


I'm writing about Michelle Finnerty's not-so-thoughtful letter "Drugs not harmless" (10/6). I know of nobody who advocates the legalization, regulation and government control of recreational drugs who claims that drugs are harmless. Many drugs are very harmful.

So why would Finnerty, or anybody else, want recreational drugs to continue to be completely unregulated, untaxed and controlled by criminal gangs?

When our great-grandfathers ended alcohol prohibition in 1933, it was not because they decided that alcohol was not so bad after all, but because of the crime and corruption that prohibition caused. 

Kirk Muse
Mesa, Ariz.
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