Pubdate: Sat, 03 Jan 2004
Source: Zephyr, The (IL)
Copyright: 2004, The Zephyr
Author: Scott Russ



Thanks so much for publishing the letters by Richard Rawlings and Jason
Turuc concerning America's drug war. Our government's War on Drugs is the
ultimate hypocrisy.

The war on drugs isn't about justice or protecting our children.

We've spent over 30 years under that pretense and what have been the

Corrupt law enforcement and judiciary, increased crime, death,
disease, budget deficits and increased spending on prisons instead of
education and other critical programs. Current and past presidents
have used some of the very substances that have sent others straight
to prison so what message are we really sending our kids? Our Senators
and Representatives have conveniently exempted themselves from drug
testing while Drug Czar Walters tours the country pressuring school
boards to implement drug testing for our children. The hypocrisy of
this is so thick it stinks. Our "leaders" need to find the courage to
end this insanity before another generation is forced to endure the
hypocritical prosecution of American citizens in the name of the drug
war. 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. I urge all Americans to
contact their representatives and let them know that we will not
support this fraud any longer. 

Scott Russ 

Resident of the most incarcerated state in the U.S. thanks to the drug war 

Baton Rouge, La.
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