Pubdate: Tue, 31 May 2005
Source: Tribune Review (Pittsburgh, PA)
Copyright: 2005 Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
Author: Gerald Sutliff
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


John Gizzi's op-ed about reclusive left-wing billionaire Peter B. Lewis, 
while fair enough, will do much to feed the paranoia of your right-wing 
readers ("The new Howard Hughes?," May 22 and

My objection is that he managed, perhaps inadvertently, to tie leftist 
political thinking with the marijuana legalization movement. Yes, many 
political liberals advocate reform, if not outright repeal, of drug 
prohibition; I'm one of them.

You're wrong, however, if you think anti-prohibition thinking is 
exclusively composed of liberals. All Americans who believe in individual 
rights and the First and Fourth amendments, among others, would be 
anti-prohibitionist if they stopped to think about it.

Gerald M. Sutliff

Castro Valley, Calif. 
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