Pubdate: Mon, 31 Dec 2007
Source: Amarillo Globe-News (TX)
Copyright: 2007 Amarillo Globe-News
Author: Carol Walker


Everyone seems to have ideas about the drug problem - some good, some 
bad. No wonder none of them works. The only time most lawmakers have 
been on the street is walking from their car to their house. They try 
to make laws regarding things they know nothing about.

They talk about people being hooked on street drugs while taking the 
little pharmaceutical wonders they can't get through the day without.

I remember when the government was so proud of the machines and 
computers that would "take the place of so many people" and were so 
cheap to run.

What did our leaders think those people would do?

Is it really any cheaper to pay welfare for those out of work?

We have invented ourselves into a nightmare. It's no wonder some try 
to escape into oblivion.

Don't get me wrong. Any improperly used drug, legal or not, is an 
unfavorable shame. People talk about putting drug buyers and sellers 
in jail. Why not put them in their own prison, where they can police 
each other? I wonder how dealers would cope with all the users going 
through withdrawals.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to have lawmakers work there a couple of 
weeks. Maybe they could get some better ideas of what needs to be done.

Carol Walker

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