Pubdate: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
Source: Daily News, The (Newburyport, MA)
Copyright: Kirk Muse
Author: Kirk Muse


To the editor:

I'm writing about Albert "Max" Abramson's outstanding letter: "The 
insane war on drugs" (July 11).

The so-called war on drugs is a huge industry and huge bureaucracy. 
Victory in the drug war is not possible, nor is it the goal. Victory 
in the drug war would mean that the drug war industry and bureaucracy 
are out of business.

There are basically two types of people who support the so-called war 
on drugs: Those who make their livelihood from it. This includes 
politicians and bureaucrats who are probably on the payroll of the 
drug cartels. (Al Capone had hundreds of politicians and prohibition 
officials on his payroll.)

Fools, taxpayers who have bought into the lies and propaganda of the 
drug-war industry and bureaucracy.

Fools, who are willing to deny liberty and freedom to others but 
think that their own liberty and freedom will never be in jeopardy.

Fools, who believe that criminalizing a substance will make it go away.

Fools, who think that drug prohibition somehow protects children.

Fools, who think that giving criminals control of dangerous drugs 
somehow protects children and our society.

Fools, who think that they live in a free country even though the 
United States is the most incarcerated nation in the history of human 

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
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