Saturday, March 11, 2006

Woohoo, the Dallas Morning News actually published one.

Letter sent in response to drug-related violence in Laredo and published in this morning's Dallas Morning News:

There's an easy solution to the violence on both sides of the river caused by the Zetas and other drug cartels, a solution that would also save hundreds of millions, if not billions, of taxpayer dollars: legalize drugs.

A little thought and common sense is all it takes to realize that drugs only lead to violence because of their illegality: There are no Colombian coffee cartels or Chilean copper cartels, because cartels are not a viable business model for trading a legal product.

Nigel Watt, president, Highland Park High School Libertarians, Dallas


3 Comments:

Blogger Bob Merkin said...

great letter! now you're archived in

www.mapinc.org

check it out if you haven't already. it's a spectacular resource. it's a clipping service of all the drug-related news, LTEs, editorials from the entire English-speaking print media. And a resource center for LTE writers.

keep writing!

3:50 AM  
Anonymous Mike N. said...

Congrats Nigel!

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Babe! Wanted to let you know that you irked one Jared Ambra. I will be writing a response to his crap tonight. The DMN usually publishes my letters so let's hope that this occasion is not an exception. Here is the link to the response. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/letters/stories/DN-wedletters_0315edi.ART.State.Edition1.136c9d4d.html Later Gator!

4:32 PM  

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