Refighting lost Prohibition wars

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Nicholas D. Kristof's op-ed piece in Sunday's Eagle "Drug war is over, and drugs won") reminds me of my grandfather telling me when I was a kid about the Mafia getting started in the U.S. because of Prohibition and its ability to gain lots of money from "rum running." My grandpa was of the opinion that the repeal of Prohibition, and the sale of ...
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Jun 24, 2009
 
a voice of reason. Why is our government so afraid of legalization? I think they are afraid of the voter backlash. no guts. It is obvious to anyone thinking clearly that pot should be taxed and sold under supervision of the government. Other drugs, not sure, but lets at least take away the profit margins on pot.

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It isn't government as much as the drug and alcohol industries. Think about them and ask why such big lobbies and look at the states they are from. And don't forget our elected politicians really work for the lobbies not the citizens.

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