Pubdate: Sun, 26 Jun 2005
Source: Dallas Morning News (TX)
Copyright: 2005 The Dallas Morning News
Author: Bill Morrison
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Re: "Drug wars' long shadow," June 19 Page One.

This story reads like the St. Valentine's Day massacre: killings
involving the illegal trade of a popular substance for intoxication,
gang activity and laws that perpetuate needless deaths. The noble
intentions behind Prohibition - to save the children - became the
reason to eventually put an end to it and regulate the sale of
intoxicants to adults.

Americans came to the realization that alcohol prohibition, with its
inherent criminal activity, was a failure. Our current drug war is no
different. Sadly, our leadership has its collective head in the sand
and ears turned deaf by the constant banging of drug-war propaganda.

Don't count on many in the law-enforcement community to agree with
this stance. Their future - as well as the future profits of drug
lords and the Gulf cartel - depends on the continuation of drug
prohibition. The war on drugs must end. It's for the good of the children.

Bill Morrison

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