DEMAGOGUERY AND DECEPTION OF A DRUG WAR DEMAGOGUE:
Congressman Mark Souder has introduced HR 3889 which has the mendacious title: "The Meth Epidemic Elimination Act." First, it's inflammatory scare-mongering to label methamphetamine use an"epidemic." More importantly, no law enforcement approach has ever eliminated illicit drug use - even the ultimately draconian laws that (in countries like Malaysia, China, Indonesia, etc.) impose the death sentence for trafficking. Souder's bill doesn't go so far as to demand that offenders be killed by the State, but it comes close: a ten year minimum sentence for cases involving even possession (as opposed to sale) of 5 grams of methamphetamine. To put it into perspective, 5 grams is less than one and a half packets of sugar! What a cruel, viscious, inhumane, counter-productive measure - one that obviously aims at getting votes and that its sponsor surely knows is a fraud. Shame, shame on him!
To see the status and full text of the bill, go to: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109-3889 .