Pubdate: Sat, 25 Sep 2010
Source: Anniston Star (AL)
Copyright: 2010 Ralph Givens
Author: Ralph Givens


Re "Ashamed of government" (Speak Out, Sept. 17):

Letter writer David Parker isn't the only one who should be ashamed of 
marijuana laws. Marijuana prohibition is now and always has been based on 
absurd lies, such as:

"There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the U.S., and most are 
Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz 
and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana can cause white women 
to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.

"... the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate 
races." - Federal Bureau of Narcotics Director Harry J. Anslinger, 1930.

Putting people in prison because of ridiculous fictions is on a par with 
Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews and others based on lies.

America's drug crusaders should hang their heads in shame because of the 
injustices they cause.

Ralph Givens

Daly City, Calif.  
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