Pubdate: Sun, 05 Nov 2006
Source: Summit Daily News (CO)
Copyright: 2006 Summit Daily News
Author: Jeff Pickens


In response to the opinion printed by Mr. Cowles of Breckenridge, I
must ask everyone to take a moment and think about what kind of
country do you want to live in?

I understand that marijuana and drugs in general have a negative
conotation in the minds of most people, but it seems to me that any
effort to legislate morality or what people like to do in the privacy
of their own homes is a step towards facism.

I can see if someone is smoking pot in front of your kid or in public
might be a nuisance, yet their are many things that are a nuisance to

First, I find people who think their opinions should apply to everyone
are a nuisance, does that mean these people should not be tolerated
anywhere? To those of you who feel that voting for this referendum is
saying that it is OK for our kids to smoke pot, I say to you look at
your own example of alchohol.

As for statistics saying pot is more harmful than cigarettes and
alcohol, I would like to point out that the whole point of statistics
is to use information, these so called scientific studies, to get an
agenda across. Anybody can lie using statistics and pass it off as
fact to the ignorant masses.

Think for yourself, make your own conclusions about drugs, and apply
it to you and yours. In short, mind your own business, get a life, and
maybe just maybe you can do something constructive for society rather
than wasting your energy on what other people do in the privacy of
their own homes.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ... What does that mean to

Jeff Pickens

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