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US UT: PUB LTE: Mexicans Pay Our Tab

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Pubdate: Sat, 10 Dec 2011

Source: Salt Lake Tribune (UT)

Copyright: 2011 Robert Higgins

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Author: Robert Higgins





he United States is not paying the total cost for its stance on drugs.


If I were a widow of a Mexican law enforcement officer who was killed by a drug gang, I would blame the United States for his death because I just paid the real price for the U.S. drug demand.


A demand exists, and someone will always fill it. By making drugs illegal, we have put the costs of filling that demand on Mexicans.


Do we blame the liquor store for a drunk?


If the United States were to legalize drugs and pay the full cost of its addiction, the drug problem might go away faster than it is now ( if it is at all ). I don't want to see drugs legalized, but it's hard to think about all the people who have died on account of someone else's problem.


Is it fair to ask Mexicans and Central Americans to pay our tab? I think not.


Robert Higgins


Salt Lake City

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