Pubdate: Fri, 30 Oct 2009
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2009 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Bruce Codere
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor


Re: 'Small scale, big problems,' Letters to the editor, Oct. 25.

To each their opinion, but neither letter writer Jensen nor the editor
has represented my position accurately. I favour cops turning an
informed eye away from personal drug consumption so they can focus on
crimes against people who physically, sexually or psychologically
victimize others, or damage their property. The market for drugs is
created by demand, not supply. The drugs pass through channels that
are opened by government through legislation. The government turns the
blindest eye in the drug war, or have you forgotten that Iran-Contra
was a CIA operation that used cocaine as a bargaining tool?

Legal drugs kill about 30 times more Canadians than illegal drugs. Do
the math and figure out why illicit drugs are a minuscule problem
compared to the corruption that promotes this hypocrisy.

Bruce Codere

Fox Creek, Alta.

(Sounds a little drug-hazed to us.)
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