Pubdate: Sat, 15 Nov 2008
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2008 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Dave Schmidt
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


Regarding Glen Klose's issue with the legalization of drugs (Letters, Nov.
13): You
state in your letter that you are concerned with the devastation caused to
people and
their families due to illegal drugs, yet you fail to mention one major issue
here in
Canada: alcohol. More lives have been lost in Canada due to violent crimes
while persons are under the influence of alcohol than any of the current
illegal drugs
sold on the street. Why don't you start by fighting against the sale of
legal alcohol
and maybe you won't have as much trouble with drunk drivers, and those who
fight or
murder others while under the influence?

Dave Schmidt

(It's not the booze, it's the jackass drinking it.)
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