Pubdate: Wed, 04 Mar 2009
Source: Edmonds Enterprise (WA)
Copyright: 2009 The Enterprise Newspapers
Author: Ralph Givens


Drug warriors who punish victimless "crimes" like marijuana use owe 
the world an explanation because the very idea of punishing people 
when there is no injury to their fellow man is contrary to the Bible; 
Exodus 21:23: "life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for 
hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for 
bruise." (Also see Leviticus 24:20, Deuteronomy 19:21.)

With a "marijuana crime," no eyes have been gouged out, there are no 
broken teeth, no maiming and no victims at all. According to the 
Scriptures, using marijuana is not a sin nor a crime.

Marijuana smokers harm no one, while drug crusaders on the other hand 
have the blood of hundreds of thousands of victims of their drug 
prohibition policy to account for.

Ralph Givens

Daly City, Calif.
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