Pubdate: Sun, 05 Jul 2009
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2009 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Steve Bottrell
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk.


Rick Bell's June 27 propaganda piece nicely illustrates the
prohibitionist's war cry. I would like to point out prohibition is the
cause of all this, not the drugs. There are two separate problems
here: prohibition, and the drug problem. After 40 years of inflated
budgets, court costs, incarceration costs and human costs, the
prohibitionists' approach to the drug problem doesn't seem to be
working so well. Hands up if you think that drugs are just going to go
away? This isn't a right and left issue, but a right and wrong issue.
Let's try something different, and if it doesn't work, we can revert
to prohibition again -- although I think once we work the bone from
this dog's mouth, he won't be chewing on it again.

Steve Bottrell

(Legalizing is a political/tax revenue goldmine.) 
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