TERRE HAUTE —
Try a new approach to control drugs
A report was published in your paper of May 14, that 49 mutilated bodies of Mexicans were left on the highway of Mexico by the drug mafia. It was stated that about 47,000 Mexicans have been killed by the opposing gangs of the drug mafia and the drug cartel is now strong enough even to challenge the authority of the Mexican government.
But does any one know why? The average American is busy watching ballgames with a glass of wine in hand and rarely cares for anything else on earth and the drug mafia’s handling a $500 billion business with murders are of no concern to them.
There are 20 million drug addicts in the USA who, like the slaves, have to pay the mafia for the addictive drugs. For over two decades I have been writing about this problem but nobody in power ever paid any attention to me. But strangely the Swiss government is doing exactly what I suggested and has eliminated the drug problem from the country. Decades ago there was no drug problem at all, but then the drug mafia found out that money was in dealing with contraband drugs and went for it.
Using the mafia gangs they have been turning many people, particularly the dropout students from broken homes, into addicts. But our leaders are simply ignoring the problem as if it does not exist any more.
Induced by the Taliban, the Afghan farmers, instead of producing wheat or corn, are producing poppy bulbs and 90 percent of the opium produced in the world. And the opium is then smuggled through Turkmenistan to Europe where tons of heroin, worth hundreds of billions, are produced from opium and brought to Mexico. Strangely the rich Americans of the oil companies supply the chemicals needed to produce heroin from the opium and do not care about how the heroin is going to hurt the human race.
The Mexican mafia smuggles this heroin and the cocaine produced in Colombia and the South American countries to the USA. With drug money the Mexican mafia became most powerful and are killing the people.
Marijuana is very useful as a drug to control the serious side effects caused by anti-cancer drugs. But our government is filling the jails with the people using even one marijuana cigarette or growing one plant and are spending about $30,000 per each prisoner each year.
But this inhumanity can be removed in a year if only our leaders would accept my suggestions.
The use of these contrabands must be decriminalized and the addicts be treated as patients with sympathy. A group of doctors and nurses will be duly trained to identify the contrabands, their methods of use, signs and symptoms and the methods to treat them.
The government will authorize some of the drug manufacturing companies to produce heroin, cocaine and marijuana products under control like morphine and opium as used in the hospitals.
Use of any contraband outside of the hospitals or clinics will be punishable.
The addicts will be invited to come to the centers attached to the hospitals and clinics to get a free dose of the contraband. An addict, like a slave to addiction, will steal, rob or even kill to get the money to pay the drug dealer. But getting a free dose, they will not have to rob or kill anyone and there will be fewer crimes and people will be safer. The addicts will get the dose under supervision of the nurse and will go back to his/her work.
If we continue the process there will be no money for the drug mafia and they will have to stop producing contraband.
No law or police action can control the mafia, as they bribe the officials or threaten them with deaths of their families. But with money gone out, the mafia will have to give up the drug business and go for something else to earn money. But will our lawmakers listen to reason?
— Anil K. Sarkar, M.D.
Our president is ruining the USA
What will happen next?
What has happened to the good old USA when our president and vice president have endorsed same-sex marriages?
I never thought I would see the day when this would happen.
All Christians, wake up, we do not want this kind of leadership.
The Bible tells us in 1st Corinthians Chapter 6 verse 19 that homosexual offenders will not inherit the kingdom of God.
I know I want to go to heaven. It must be a beautiful place.
Our president was against same-sex marriages when he was running for president. He must feel the homosexual vote is important to get re-elected.
I’ve got news for him. He will certainly lose a lot of Christian votes.
He has got us deeply in debt, ruined our health care, raised taxes and the economy is still bad and now he has revealed he is a non-Christian.
It can’t get any worse than this.
Wake up, good people. Let’s get him out of there before he completely destroys our great country.
— Mrs. Reba M.
TERRE HAUTE —
Try a new approach to control drugs
READERS' FORUM: May 20, 2013
The dangers of a little knowledge
Students enjoyed Rose study trip
READERS' FORUM: May 19, 2013
• Flawed reasoning on gun checks
• A hint of things yet to come?
• Are the ‘makers’ doing the ‘taking’?
• The ‘Obamination’ is finally revealed
• Pondering effects of Obamacare
• Fantasizing on the ‘Apocalypse’
• Another view of Hinduism
• Great experience for HCMS students
FLASHPOINT: A legislative session of missed opportunities
Given the nature of politicians, grand claims of accomplishments and overblown rhetoric about “historic” efforts are to be expected at the close of any legislative session.
READERS' FORUM: May 17, 2013
Hinduism doesn’t deserve ridicule — Shefali Purohit, Terre Haute
Readers' Forum: May 16, 2013
Moving Deming folks sounds ‘nuts’
Readers' Forum: May 15, 2013
Participants rise to the challenge: I would like to write a letter congratulating all the Wabash Valley Roadrunners that competed in the One America Indianapolis Mini Marathon.
READERS' FORUM: May 14, 2013
ISTEP failure exposes flaws
Community hasn’t changed its spirit
Egregious threat to nation’s defense
READERS' FORUM: May 13, 2013
• Women’s group criticizes Bucshon
• Let’s hope this doesn’t come true
• Many get thanks for fest success
READERS' FORUM: May 12, 2013
Vigo Youth Football, entering 45th year, seeks new support
Media ignoring important case on abortions
Proud to be old-fashioned
Guns in school? What’s next?
Promoting hate not a ‘brave’ act
FLASHPOINT: Again in 2013 General Assembly, middle class generally ignored
Last year, the people of Indiana entrusted the Republican Party with some of their most precious possessions.
Readers’ Forum: May 11, 2013
I just wanted to express my disappointment at the lack of response shown by President Obama after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Readers' Forum: May 10, 2013
CANDLES event plants new seed: On April 26, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted an event called “Sowing Seeds of Peace: A Celebration of Spring” at the Apple House. Our purpose was to introduce people to our concept of forgiveness as a seed for peace.
READERS’ FORUM: May 6, 2013
• Money drives our newfound ‘needs’
• Guns not the only dangerous objects
Readers’ Forum; May 5, 2013
Thankful for Pyle museum: I was happy to see the announcement of the Ernie Pyle Museum’s summer season opening, and I was reminded of how fortunate we all are to have such a museum close by.
FLASHPOINT: Lessons from the legacy media — get it right, first
Enough mistakes and maybe we’ll learn: When in doubt, leave it out.
FLASHPOINT: Hoosiers got steady hand in recent session
As the General Assembly began its work last November, as Speaker of the House, I pledged a renewed spirit of bipartisanship with legislators working together to solve our state’s most pressing challenges. As this year’s legislative session concludes, representatives from throughout the state — Republican and Democrat — have joined together to address those issues at the forefront of Hoosier minds: maintaining our state’s fiscal integrity, spurring job creation and expanding education opportunities for every Hoosier family.
READERS' FORUM: May 3, 2013
Deep gratitude during tragic time
READERS’ FORUM: May 2, 2013
• Terre Haute takes care of their own
• Postal contract causes concern
• Food price rise not appreciated
READERS' FORUM: May 1, 2013
Great support for Clay Habitat
READERS’ FORUM: April 30, 2013
• Gujarat attack was provoked
• Proud honor for THN student
READERS’ FORUM: April 29, 2013
• Avoid language of extremism
Readers' Forum: April 28, 2013
Another debacle for landowners: The integrity of our city and county officials continues to erode with an Issue that has come up on the east side of the city behind the Sycamore Terrace apartments.
FLASHPOINT: Time has arrived for overhaul of TV news
Former FCC Chairman Alfred Sikes gave an address in 1992 in which he claimed television news was too superficial and too focused on visuals.
Readers’ Forum: April 25, 2013
• Common Core: A simple choice
• Club again launches St. Ann’s fundraiser
READERS’ FORUM: April 24, 2013
• Good service was noticed
READERS’ FORUM: April 23, 2013
• Another great season at THN
• We’ve discarded our own privacy
READERS’ FORUM: April 22, 2013
Chickens should not be banned from residences
A challenge to Islamist dogma
FLASHPOINT: Fiscal cliff, Obamacare have already raised taxes enough
Our history is rich with stories of people who have immigrated to the United States for a chance at the American Dream. The American Dream, in its truest form, is the opportunity to achieve success by working hard and playing by the rules; to make it on your own and to say, “I earned this.”
Readers’ Forum: April 21, 2013
Vouchers need continued support: Indiana’s school voucher program is working and we hope area legislators will continue to support improvements to this important initiative. Here’s why.
READERS’ FORUM: April 20, 2013
• Harrop column lacked research, requires response
• Perplexed by gas price fluctuations
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- READERS' FORUM: May 20, 2013