Pubdate: Fri, 01 Feb 2013
Source: Austin American-Statesman (TX)
Copyright: 2013 Austin American-Statesman
Author: Colleen McCool


Re: Jan. 27 article, "Acts of violence spike at Austin State 
Hospital" and Jan. 27 commentary, "Rise in violence demands attention."

There is a link between psychotropic pharmaceuticals and violence, 
including the violent slaughter of innocents. Our soldiers are coming 
home from war zones and committing suicide because of the carnage of 
innocents they have witnessed or from psychotropic 
pharmaceutical-induced side effects. Many experts agree FDA-approved 
legal drugs are a major contributing factor to many lives ended or 
ruined. The debate over medical marijuana or cannabis is really a 
scandalous controversy over whether this very easy-to-grow cheaply, 
safe herb should be allowed to compete with dangerous pharmaceuticals.

Big business and big government have a scandalous mutually beneficial 
love affair going on. That's the opposite of a free market. The 
Constitution doesn't authorize Congress to subsidize industries or 
grant special favors to particular businesses like the pharmaceutical 
drug pushers, financiers and the military industrial complex.

Colleen McCool

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