Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Drug prohibition should end

 
Series: Letters to the Editor | Story 3

January 7, 2021



Publisher Roger Harnack’s Dec. 17 column has some insight: America loves prohibitions — 1915, drug prohibition; 1919, alcohol prohibition; and 2020, prohibition against spreading the new cold virus.

Some features of prohibition, “speakeasies” and drug houses, pop up all over the place. Tommy guns, Mac 9s and throw-away guns make the streets loud with murder as merchants compete. Poisoned alcohol killed many thousands, and poisoned street drugs kill hundreds of thousands.

Large industries, promoted in secret whispers, chew on the country’s social fabric, bringing disrespect for aut...



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