Pubdate: Tue, 06 Feb 2007
Source: Journal Standard, The (Freeport, IL)
Copyright: 2007 The Journal Standard
Author: Kirk Muse
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


I'm writing about your thoughtful editorial: "Getting tough on crime"

(2-03-07). Unfortunately, the common sense solution to Freeport's 
crime problem lies in Washington, DC - not Freeport or any other city 
or town in the United States.

Since the vast majority of all of our violent crime and property 
crime is caused by our drug prohibition policies, the common sense 
solution is to re-legalize all of our now illegal drugs. Then the 
drugs can be sold in legal, regulated and licensed business establishments.

Then drug dealers as we know them today will disappear for economic 
reasons. Then our so-called "drug-related crime" will be in our past 
- - not our future.

Most people currently employed in law enforcement are against the 
re-legalization of our now illegal drugs. That's because we would 
need far fewer law enforcement personnel if all drugs were re-legalized.

However, there is one organization made up of of law enforcement 
personnel who favor the re-legalization of all drugs despite the fact 
that it's against their own economic self interest to do so. That 
organization is called

L.E.A.P. (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition).

I suggest the readers visit the L.E.A.P. web site at:

Then arrange for a speaker from L.E.A.P. to give an informative and 
entertaining talk about our current and past drug policies to any 
organization or group.

Most will arrive at the L.E.A.P. talk skeptical - most will leave convinced.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Az.

formerly of Freeport 
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