Pubdate: Sun, 08 Aug 1999
Date: 08/08/1999
Source: Tampa Tribune (FL)
Author: Myron Von Hollingsworth

To the editor:

Maybe the politicians are required to adhere to the party line of
prohibition because law enforcement, Customs, the prison industrial
complex, the drug testing industry, the Immigration and Naturalization
Service, the CIA, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the
politicians themselves can't live without the budget justification -
not to mention the invisible profits, bribery, corruption and
forfeiture benefits - that prohibition affords them.

The drug war also promotes, justifies and perpetuates racist
enforcement policies and is diminishing many freedoms and liberties
that are supposed to be guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of

Ft Worth, TX