Pubdate: Sat, 22 Nov 2003
Source: Phoenix New Times (AZ)
Copyright: 2003 New Times, Inc.
Author: Scott Russ


Thanks for publishing the honest column by Robert
Nelson. The war on drugs isn't about justice or protecting our
children. We've spent 30 years under that pretense and what have been
the results?

Our senators and representatives have conveniently exempted themselves
from drug testing while Drug Czar John Walters tours the country
pressuring school boards to implement drug testing for our children.

The hypocrisy of this is so thick it stinks. Current and past
presidents have used some of the very substances that have sent others
straight to prison. What message are we really sending our kids?

Our "leaders" need to find the courage to end this insanity before
another generation is forced to endure the hypocritical prosecution of
American citizens.

If our "leaders" can't find that courage, then they need to be voted
out to make room for those who have the conviction to do real justice
and end this domestic policy disaster.

Scott Russ,

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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