Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Drug Offenders: War on Drugs a Failure

The following letter from my friend Don Seibold appeared in response to my letter which was published a few days ago.

Drug offenders: War on drugs a failure

The recent letter about a way to save Alabama taxpayers millions of dollars yearly by releasing nonviolent drug offenders is spot on.

The so-called "war on drugs" has been a miserable failure that has cost our nation's taxpayers probably billions of dollars -- if not more -- of wasted money. It's past time to stop wasting our money on a failed effort and to use it in a more productive way, both nationally and here in Alabama.

Don Seibold

Don's letter also appeared in today's Mobile Press-Register

I hope that if you are reading this you, too, will write a letter.


Don said...

Loretta, didn’t you also send me an email saying that this or another LTE of mine had also been published in the Birmingham News recently? Today this one was also published in the Tuscaloosa News @ http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20091230/NEWS/912299988/1028/OPINION?Title=War-on-drugs-isn-t-working

Don said...

OOPs,,,,the one you mentioned WAS in the Birmingham News.