Pubdate: Wed, 20 May 2009
Source: Montgomery Advertiser (AL)
Copyright: 2009 The Advertiser Co.
Note: Letters from the newspaper's circulation area receive publishing priority
Author: Loretta Nall


In response to Rep. Alvin Holmes' claim that a drug dealer set up shop
in the Statehouse and now has a claim on his life, I have four things
to say.

# Who were the drugs being dealt to?

# In order to find out the answer to that, I say we drug-test all
elected officials and state employees and find out. If I have to be
drug-tested to work at Wal-Mart, and kids have to be drug tested to
play in the band, then those elected to run government, control the
checkbook of the entire state and be in a position of power, which
they use to put other people in prison for using drugs, certainly
should be drug-tested.

And they should be in line way, way, way ahead of anyone else. I'll
even supply the cups.

# If drugs were legal, then this would be a moot conversation and Rep.
Holmes would not fear for his life.

# Anyone who thinks politicians don't use drugs is smoking way
stronger stuff than I am.

Loretta Nall

Alexander City
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