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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Words of Wisdom from Dennis Kucinich

My congressman on the drug war:
I have studied the issue for decades and recognize that our "War on Drugs" has failed. In fact, because our War on Drugs drives up the price, it encourages violence. Prohibition simply doesn't work. It only creates thousands and thousands of Al Capones. Prison should be for people who hurt other people, not themselves. We don't jail people for merely drinking. We jail people when they drink and drive or hurt another human.


The shredding of our rights to privacy and property promoted by the Drug War is inconsistent with a free society. Criminalization of private or self-destructive behavior is not acceptable in a free nation.

(entire statement here, link via StopTheDrugWar.org, via To the People)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Mom's Column

My favorite elected official's quarterly newspaper column recently appeared in newspapers throughout the Ohio valley, including the Huntington Herald Dispatch. The Clermont County Democratic Party also provides links to my favorite elected official's last four columns.