Pubdate: Thu, 17 Aug 2006
Source: Los Angeles City Beat (CA)
Copyright: 2006 Southland Publishing
Author: Kirk Muse


I'm writing about Kelly Davis's "Pot Shots" [Aug. 3]. It seems to me
that we in the United States must decide what role we want our
government to play in our lives. If adult citizens of a so-called free
country are not free to decide for themselves what goes into our own
bodies, then the word freedom is just an empty word.

Today, our nanny-state government tells us which recreational drugs we
may or may not consume. Note that Viagra is OK, but marijuana is not.
Note that tobacco is OK, but marijuana is not.

Tomorrow, our nanny-state government will tell us which foods we may
or may not eat. For our own good and protection, of course.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Arizona
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