Pubdate: Tue, 28 Mar 2006
Source: Williams Lake Tribune, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 Williams Lake Tribune
Author: Karl Osmers


Drug dealers need the police just as much as the police need the drug
dealers. If you don't believe me, just think of the drug trade as "job
security" for the police forces while the police activities justify
the hugely inflated profits to be made form selling illegal drugs.

Is it any wonder that the very notion of legalizing drugs is viewed as
a catastrophic threat by both the police and the drug dealers?

Ask yourselves; who benefits from the present anti-drug laws.
Obviously the criminal management system benefits with life long job
security. The drug dealers benefit by being able to charge exorbitant
prices and society in general pays the price for this failed policy of
drug prohibition.

The US alcohol Prohibition laws in the 1920's - 30's were a dismal
failure. The major result of Prohibition was a vast expansion of a
federal police force now know as the FBI, the creation of 10,000 new
alcohol millionaires, a doubling in the number of alcoholics and the
creation of the crime syndicates.

The result of the moral crusade against the demon booze by the Puritan
Christian anti-alcohol Crusaders achieved the exact opposite of what
they had intended to do. Unfortunately, the War On Drugs is having an
even more abysmal outcome.

Karl Osmers

Bella Coola
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