Pubdate: Fri, 20 Apr 2007
Source: Saginaw News (MI)
Copyright: 2007 The Saginaw News
Author: David H. Michon


Editor, The News:

I have been following the work of the brave and principled 
law-enforcement officers at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. 
Howard Woolbridge is trying to save the next generation from prison, 
disease and death. ("Theory: Safer to legalize drugs," The Saginaw 
News, April 14)

Whenever LEAP comes to a town to discuss drugs on an adult and 
responsible level, however, it seems as though Chief Chicken Little 
is right behind him, yelling, "The sky will fall if we try anything 
else!" That they have fat drug budgets and more from the bottomless, 
trillion dollar tax pit of prohibition isn't the point.

What is disheartening is the way they instinctively go to the scare 
tactics. Most people are wise to that game. Nothing the prohibition 
crowd says ever comes to pass. A ship was recently busted with 21 
tons of cocaine. Where is the "drug-free America" they used to promise.

We have had 100 years of drug prohibition and 35 years of Nixon's 
"Drug War." We have given their ideas a century to work. It is time 
to try regulating the market; time to try something different. With 
all respect, those who have given us drug war have lost all credibility.

David H. Michon

Eau Claire, Wis.
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