Pubdate: Fri, 29 Jun 2007
Source: Dallas Morning News (TX)
Copyright: 2007 The Dallas Morning News
Author: William Morrison


The recent Supreme Court decision over a student's banner that said 
"Bong Hits 4 Jesus" contains an important dissenting view.

So, like the reformers of that era, those of us today who would try 
to reform drug policy are held in check, due to the so-called moral 
majority. Justice John Paul Stevens put it thusly: Just as 
Prohibition in the 1920s and early 1930s was secretly questioned by 
thousands of otherwise law-abiding patrons of bootleggers and 
speakeasies, today the actions of literally millions of otherwise 
law-abiding users of marijuana, and of the majority of voters in each 
of the several states that tolerate medicinal uses of the product, 
lead me to wonder whether the fear of disapproval by those in the 
majority is silencing opponents of the war on drugs.

This is exactly what is happening today.

William Morrison, The Colony
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