Pubdate: Wed, 22 Feb 2012
Source: Sooke News Mirror (CN BC)
Copyright: 2012 Sooke News Mirror
Author: Wayne Phillips 


Dave Kalyn's letter, (LEAP doesn't care about kids, Feb. 15)
demonstrates the dystopian illogic prohibitionists typically rely on
in order to retain status quo. How is it, though, that their ability
to comprehend how regulation works is never an issue where alcohol is

Given his concerns and wants, how is it that Kalyn cannot not equate
the incremental increases in the numbers of youth accessing drugs to
the consequences of drug prohibition? More to the point, how is it
that he can articulate his aspirations for youth without grasping the
consequences of what he consigns them (in this instance) to?

Especially when not doing so has parallels to those who would use
children as shields each and every time a drive-by shooting occurs
then bemoans the fate of the children in question.

Wayne Phillips

Hamilton, Ontario
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