Sunday, March 06, 2005

This isn't helping

An absolutely awful article by Sarah Kershaw on the front page (!) of Saturday's NY Times. A very high-minded "discussion" of the flow of drugs from B.C. into the US. The ugly truth is completely avoided - that gangs and violence are associated with drugs because they are illegal, and for no other reason. Shoving drug activity into the black market only raises prices and creates an incentive for criminals to get involved in trafficking. I can only hope that the furor over the recent events in Alberta dies down before anyone tries to step up the freedom-destroying and ineffective "war on drugs".


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