Pubdate: Sat, 08 Aug 1998
Date: 08/08/1998
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (WI)
Author: Gary Storck

Your recent editorial, " Focus on real 2nd District issues", took
issue with Rep. Tammy Baldwin for signing the recent letter to the
United Nations that concluded the "global war on drugs is now causing
more harm than drug abuse itself."

You failed to mention other signers of the letter included the
respected 85 year old economist Milton Friedman, Reagan-era Secretary
of State George Schultz, former U.S. Senator Alan Cranston, former UN
Secretary General Perez De Cuellar and 500+ other respected and
influential voices from around the world. They have seen firsthand the
immense harm current policies are causing, and have rightly concluded
a new approach is indicated

We need more leaders with the good sense and courage to realize when
the time has come to abandon failed policies and explore alternatives.
Tammy Baldwin will bring those qualities to the wide range of issues
affecting the 2nd district.

Gary Storck