Pubdate: Wed, 12 Mar 2008
Source: Dallas Morning News (TX)
Copyright: 2008 The Dallas Morning News
Author: Gene Johnson


If Mark Davis believes the government has the right to put you in 
prison because it disapproves of what you put in your body, why does 
he not favor a ban against nicotine, which kills over a thousand 
people in America every day? If drug policy is reasonable based on 
the dangers drugs pose, how do you leave tobacco off the list?

And what evidence does he offer to substantiate the outrageous claim 
that millions of Americans are only waiting for the legal opportunity 
to become dope fiends? I've lived all over the country and have never 
met a single person who's only objection to drug use is its legal status.

The Drug War (not the drugs themselves) has created criminal 
organizations the like of which the world has never seen. Crime in 
the nation and the world is funded primarily by the War On Drugs.

These drugs are more available to teenagers than alcohol. Until 
reading his column, I had never heard anyone put forth the amazing 
conclusion that "our drug laws work."

Besides, I thought Mark Davis was against the nanny state.

/Gene Johnson, Dallas/
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