Pubdate: Wed, 10 Mar 2010
Source: El Paso Times (TX)
Copyright: 2010 El Paso Times
Author: Ralph Givens


Before any of the drug war hypocrites begin shouting in Mexico's ears,
we should remember that the only reason cartels are so avid to bring
drugs into the United States is because of a lunatic drug war that has
utterly failed for more than 90 years.

Without drug prohibition the Mexican drug cartels will be out of the
drug business in a few days.

How do I know? That's about how long it took for outlaws to quit the
bootlegger business after repeal of Alcohol Prohibition.

It's worth remembering that Eliot Ness never put the booze gangs out
of business. Repeal and regulation for adult alcohol use did that in
short order and we haven't had a bombing or a shoot out over a beer.

Ralph Givens

Daly City, Calif.
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