Pubdate: Sun, 12 Jan 2014
Source: Star-News (Wilmington, NC)
Copyright: 2014 Wilmington Morning Star
Author: William Borer


The other day I read George Will's "Sledgehammer Justice." I always 
thought he was a conservative, but after reading this piece, he has 
me confused (which, I admit, is not hard to do.) Is he a real 
conservative, or is he just another bleeding-heart liberal?

The subject he wrote about was prison sentences dealt to drug 
pushers. I could be wrong, but it seemed to me he thought life in 
prison -- or even 10-20 years -- in prison for pushing illegal drugs 
was too harsh. Hmmm.

Folks, how many times do we read about someone found dead in some 
dingy hotel room, or in a plush apartment, from an overdose, or from 
injections of pure heroin? How many of our great entertainers, Elvis 
Presley, Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, or sports figures like Sonny 
Liston, or writers like Truman Capote, have died from drug overdoses? 
How many more will die at the hands of these drug pushers? How many 
lesser-known people have died from the overdose of illegal drugs?

Life in prison -- or 10 to 20 years -- for murdering people?

Give me a break, George. They deserve the death penalty, just like 
any other murderer. Nothing less.

William Borer, Hampstead
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