Modern moonshine |

Modern moonshine

Howard J. Wooldridge

As a retired police officer and history student, I am wondering what Mr. Ackerman was doing while in class for U.S. history. He must have fallen asleep or skipped class the times they discussed alcohol prohibition.

The meth lab is simply the moonshine still of the 21st century. It exists because citizens are unable to buy amphetamines legally at the pharmacy. Thousands of deadly drugs are legal. About 10 are prohibited, Mr. Ackerman, i.e. prohibition.

I believe in liberty and personal responsibility and those principals should apply for adults for everything from aspirin to heroin. I do not want to pay taxes to pay for someone to rot in jail because they chose meth instead of coffee to stay awake. Mr. Ackerman, what are your guiding principles?

Howard J. Wooldridge

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