Government Wages a Dirty War 

Government Wages a Dirty War 
Posted by FoM on January 04, 2000 at 20:29:59 PT
Today's Letters
Source: Times-News Online
I just finished a book about a war the government is fighting and does not appear to be winning. The subject is "The War on Drugs," and I feel it is a good idea for the public to look into this subject rather than believing everything the government is telling us. 
The book is called "The Consumers Union Report on Narcotics, Stimulants, Depressants, Inhalants, Hallucinogens and Marijuana -- including Caffeine, Nicotine and Alcohol, Licit and Illicit Drugs" by Edward M. Brecher and the editors of Consumer Reports. The book was written to inform the public on the effects of the drugs, what research was being done to control the problem and the effects of prohibition and the government's handling of this problem. They turned all of the reports into the government in hopes that their findings would put an end to a serious problem the country was facing. I found out about the report when I was reading "Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do" by Peter McWilliams. I found a copy at the College of Southern Idaho, and they also have one at the Twin Falls Public Library. The book was taken out of print many years ago, but I was able to find a copy from a lady who finds out-of-print books. After reading what they thought were the government's mistakes, I find that no one read the report or maybe it was lost. Anyone who passes and enforces the laws on the prohibition and control of these drugs should read this report to get a better picture of what they are dealing with, because what they are doing is not even coming close to ending this war. It may even be causing more problems. The public should be aware of this report because a great deal can be learned from it. There are billions of dollars being spent and lives being ruined due to this war. This war is not only ruining the lives of people who use the illicit drugs but is also hurting people who need some of these drugs because they are sick and many doctors are so afraid of the federal government that they let their patients suffer rather than having to risk an investigation. Please read this book, as it may answer a lot of questions you have about the drugs that are considered a problem. CAROL MCDADE Twin Falls Tuesday, January 04, 2000Twin Falls, Idaho Copyright (c) 192000, Magic Valley NewspapersRelated Articles & Web Sites:McWilliams.com't Nobody's Business If You Do Victim Hammered By Pot Charge - 11/20/99 Plead Guilty to Drug Charges - 11/20/99
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on January 05, 2000 at 18:10:15 PT
Thank You Dave in Florida!
I didn't have any idea where to come up the the information you just posted and I want to say I really appreciate it.I hope everyone that sees a need to add more links to an article in the comment section does! I really want to see the whole picture.
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Comment #1 posted by Dave in Florida on January 05, 2000 at 05:35:45 PT
and it's avaiable online
use this link
The Consumers Union Report on Licit and Illicit Drugs
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