LETTER OF THE WEEK
WAR ON DRUGS DEADLY
Re: Just another casualty in the criminal war on drugs, May 12.
I appreciate that there are some who will actually write articles like Dan Gardner’s column stating the sad truth. The war on drugs is offensively expensive, deadly, and extremely misdirected.
The horrible truth is that the criminals who control much of our societies today have all the power on the creation, sale and terror related to the use of illegal drugs. Giving government the ability to legally control the creation and safe distribution of drugs would take an enormous amount of power away from gangs and huge organizations that regularly terrorize people of all ages and walks of life. Yes, drugs are dangerous, but they create much more danger in the hands of gangs and drug cartels. They cannot be all jailed and will always create more drugs because it is an incredibly lucrative business and they, essentially, control the world!
Your children and mine will always be in danger of those who will take advantage of and exploit the fact that drugs are illegal and happily enjoy the profits. When will government wake up, take the power back and change this world?
Jessie Gogan, Ottawa
Pubdate: Sat, 15 May 2010
Source: Ottawa Citizen ( CN ON )