IT’S TIME TO STOP THE WAR ON DRUGS
Regarding “Prop. 203 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing”: Calling someone,
or something, a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” implies dishonesty, an
attempt to deceive. But the pro-freedom lobby has never tried to hide
the fact that they see medical marijuana as a stepping-stone to true
legalization. Their motives are quite clear.
What’s not so clear are the motives of people who refuse to legalize,
even for medical use, the one drug that has never killed anyone. The
people who say they want to reduce drug use by continuing the policies
and procedures that have failed, for 30 years, to reduce drug use. The
people who say they want to protect us from our own choices by leaving
in place laws that do only harm. If you’re going to question motives,
question the motives of those who stand against freedom, not those who
are trying to restore it.
The war on drugs is a forever war. It can’t be won; it can only be
stopped. And the time to stop it is now. Not another 30 years; not
another trillion dollars from now. Not another million prisoners in
the U.S. from now. And not another 28,000 dead in Mexico from now.
Lora Lee Nye believes that Big Brother should hold dominion over how
you live and how you die. Those she calls “wolves” believe that you
are competent and entitled to make your own choices. What say you?
Pubdate: Thu, 7 Oct 2010
Source: Daily Courier (Prescott, AZ)