Pubdate: Sun, 27 Jun 1999
Date: 06/27/1999
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Author: Ellen Komp, Edmund Lupinski

Re "Bill Would Fund School Based Drug Testing Program," June 20. Yes,
Mr. Rogan, "it is time to quit talking about student drug abuse and do
something about it." It's time to stop the hypocrisy and legalize
drugs. Our kids are smart enough to know when their parents are being
dishonest. Why can drinkers drink and smokers smoke, but tokers and
poppers and shooters must go underground to do their drugs?

We as a society have been hypocritical for too long. Once this insane
and unwinnable war on drug use is finally ended, we can fight the real
battle, drug abuse.

Until all our resources are aimed at curbing abuse of all drugs,
alcohol and cigarettes included, we will never be truly free to pursue
our lives with the dignity and freedom we all deserve.