An email from my father
On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 7:52 PM, DG wrote:
This is going to be one of dad's rants, so if you don't like them delete it now.
View all of the attachments, I mean, really look at them, then look at them again, & then tell me& you are against legalizing all drugs. Look at the massive amounts of money that is involved. Then take a look at the killings & damage this drug trade is doing to all of the Central American countries & Mexico. We are responsible for this mess because we are supplying the demand. Stop the demand, legalize the stuff.
Let me ask you a question?. If they legalize the stuff would you try cocaine or heroin? Your answer would be no so why are we so arrogant as to believe that everyone else would be addicted as soon as it is legal?
Somewhere along in the game of life you have to take control of your own life. In other words you have to make a decision as to whether you want to try that stuff or decide the risk is too great.
In my mind, here's the crux of the whole problem. We think back to when we were first introduced to booze, usually beer, & we decided it wasn't that big of a risk so we tried it, but we all know that this cocaine & heroin business is much much (& I mean much more addictive, since I talked to our Chief of Police about it, & he said you try it 3 times & you are hooked for life)
I still say legalize the stuff but tax the hell out of it ( example, I buy a 5 pack of Dutch Master cigars in Wisconsin & they cost over $7, I buy the same 5 pack in Texas & they cost about $3,60. Think of it, that is all tax money that can go into drug use prevention education. I'm talking about massive amounts of money starting when these kids are in first & second grade. & we would also be able to use massive amounts of money to rehabilitate the addicts.
OK, that's it, I'm done. I love each & every one of you, even those of you who disagree with me, love, dad
Abridged: drugs for everybody!
And the inevitable follow-up from Kyle:
On May 05, 2013, at 06:21 PM, KG wrote:
Photos didn't come through on my e-mail. I agree with your views and would like to subscribe to your newsletter!