Pubdate: Sun, 17 Apr 2005
Source: Ogdensburg Journal/Advance News (NY)
Copyright: 2005 Johnson Newspaper Corp.
Contact: : P.O. box 409 Ogdensburg NY 13669
Author: Colleen Minter
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"Wake Up to Drugs!" Open your eyes about drug policy.

Our drug policies create the black market. This creates an atmosphere
in which we must be afraid to send our children to a corner store, to
ever leave them unsupervised. Katie Collman (Ind.) and Paul Guajardo
(TX) are two children recently murdered. Katie (10) stumbled on a meth
lab and Paul was undercover at 14.

Why not truthfully educate our young, treat our addicts and respect
the rights of adults to choose their own medicinal or recreational
intoxicant? It would free law enforcement to better protect us from
violence and fraud plus create more room in prison for those selling
children drugs.

War is a tactic governments use to make us afraid. Sometimes it makes
us more docile, more agreeable to their waste of our precious lives
and resources. Support for the federal war on drugs is inconsistent
with support for individual freedom, constitutional government and the
teachings of Jesus! .

God Bless!

Colleen Minter

Stephenville, Texas, formerly of Ogdensburg
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