Pubdate: Wed, 28 Jul 2010
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2010 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Russell Barth
* Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk.


RE : "HIV only winner in useless drug war," July 27. Perhaps it's our 
politicians -- not our drug addicts -- who should be in jail, writes 
Mindelle Jacobs. Prohibition is the perfect litmus test for any 
politician: if you cannot fathom the Grade-three level math required 
to understand that prohibition is counterproductive, then you should 
not be allowed to vote, let alone hold office. But -- worse than 
stupid -- prohibitionists are like religious fanatics. They will 
ignore any and all data that doesn't fit their belief, and accuse 
anyone who doesn't agree with them of "wanting to legalize murder and 
rape, too". Seriously. Ontario Provincial Police Chief Julian Fantino 
actually said that once.

Russell Barth,

(Public opinion on this seems thoroughly behind Mindy.) 
- ---
MAP posted-by: Keith Brilhart