I was somewhat perturbed by two local radio hosts who insisted that the war on drugs was a waste of money and prostitution should be legal. The war on drugs is necessary and is about more than just a hippie smoking a joint. I doubt any recovering addict is supporting the legalization of drugs. And saving one or two families to me is more important than any amount of money.
I guess the host didn't see it that way:
Ron and Don,
After hearing your rant about how much of a waste fighting drugs and
prostitution is, I just can't bring myself to listen to your show
anymore. It's funny how people who claim the government is wasting
money on fighting crime such as drugs or prostitution generally have
zero experience in either.
Prostitution, on it's face, doesn't seem like a big deal. There is,
however, the spread of disease and the families that are ruined by
cheating and that disease. Government funded programs tend to be less
than stellar and condoms break all the time. And prostitution,
especially being a crime, generally goes hand in hand with other
crimes such as abuse and drugs.
Drugs, on the other hand, is a huge deal. Do you really think that
legalizing drugs or lack of enforcement would fix our problems? Do you
think that money we'd save wouldn't be spent on more people in rehab,
medical treatment, services for families affected by an addict and
many, many more problems stemming from legalization? Do you really
think people will suddenly stop using drugs, or do you think they
would start younger and younger, like cigarettes? For many, the first
step towards sobriety was found in "the system," and for nearly all, a
bottom had to be hit before treatment can begin and that bottom
usually starts with jail.
Addiction is not a choice and I doubt you will find a former drug
addict who claims legalizing drugs is a good idea.
I could deal with Don's ultra political correctness and annoying
tendency to go out of his way to relate to almost everyone, but Ron,
after you used your job to spout about how much of a waste of money
the war on drugs is, I can't support your show. Drugs is just not
marijuana, drugs includes heroin, crack and meth.
I think one little girl or boy saved by our war on drugs is worth
every penny and I'm sorry you don't feel the same way.
And the response:
How's that war going Jacob?
Thanks for writing.
The name calling is a bit over the top.
I think you're betterthan that...
Enjoy baseball on KOMO.
Obviously, this type of childish response isn't worth it, but nothing to say on topic? Really? Well, it just cements my decision to not listen to their show. There are good programs on that radio station, just not this one.