Pubdate: Thu, 14 Apr 2011
Source: Houston Chronicle (TX)
Copyright: 2011 Bert McLachlan
Author: Bert McLachlan


So Congressman Michael McCaul wants to step up the war on drugs and
win it. He should start by obeying the first rule: Follow the money.
The whole thing is about money. And the money is all coming from
United States buyers of drugs.

We are the problem, not the Mexicans. A War on Drugs is not the
answer. Let the free market work, and put the United States money that
goes into fighting this war into rehabilitation.

With lots of illegal drugs available, the price will eventually go
down, the earnings from drug dealing will decline, and the problem
will decrease. The problem will then be for those people unwise enough
to buy and consume illegal drugs.

I say this as a life-long conservative Republican who has watched
federal politicians address only crises too late and quite typically
with the wrong solutions.

Bert McLachlan, Katy 
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