Treating vices like crime causes crime

Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“Are you tired of watching government make the same tired mistakes? At least they could have the decency to make some new and different mistakes for a change. Which recycled mistake caught my attention this time? The government has decided opioid abuse is a ‘public health emergency.’ I haven’t seen much mention of making new criminal laws yet; just suggestions to use this as an excuse to throw away more of your money. The implication being this prodigal spending will magically fix something.” (11/01/17)