51″What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
52″Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.”
When we have the faith of Bartimaeus we will stop picking at the scab of a serious melanoma and start treating the cancer. The problem of crowded jails, clogged courts, security personal shortages are all the result of failed drug laws.
Since the Daily Journal wants to talk about the crowded jails look at this list of folks that we could have locked up in Lee County jail if they had lived here and the drug laws were in effect in the 1800s.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Edgar Allen Poe
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Abraham Lincoln (?)
Clay Douglas Highbaugh (my maternal grandfather)
T. S. Elliot
This is just a short list to get you interested. That list would have perked up your jail population. All these folks were trying to do was end some form of mental anguish, as many that are in there are trying to do also.
Why can’t the Daily Journal look at the court docket and see how many of the people are awaiting trial because of drug charges. Do not get me wrong Al Calpone should be in jail, however I see no reason Adolph Coors should be. Same should apply to drugs.