Pubdate: Fri, 04 Jan 2013
Source: SouthtownStar (Tinley Park, IL)
Copyright: 2013 Digital Chicago, Inc.
Author: James E. Gierach


One step forward, two steps back" is a good description of the fight 
to legalize and regulate drugs to stop the drug-related violence 
that's a routine occurrence in Chicago and every big city.

In November, voters in Colorado and Washington voted to legalize 
marijuana, a step forward. But this month, the Sandy Hook School 
tragedy has the country (Cook County and Illinois included) taking 
two steps backward with endless discussions and proposals for gun 
control, some good and some bad.

Not a day goes by when the press and the politicians can't find some 
reason to postpone the inevitable showdown between drug prohibition 
policy and the constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit 
of happiness with fewer guns, gangs and violence.

Unfortunately, another Christmas season has come and gone without 
Santa delivering the best present for all - an end to the war on 
drugs that arms bad guys to the teeth with assault weapons and 
handguns, even when guns, like drugs, are banned.

James E. Gierach

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

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