Higher Education? NOT!
May 27, 2000 8:22 PM   Subscribe

Higher Education? NOT! The lawgivers have decided young economically challenged drug users should be punished by denying them knowledge.
posted by PaperCut (6 comments total)
via Bad Hair Days. How does this help to resolve the drug issue? Education and a good job would do more to help society. As Barney Frank notes, persons with violent crimes on their records aren't denied student loans. Raise Your Voice will send an email to your representative on this issue. If you agree with the law you can use the site too, editing the text to call for further punishment, maybe denial of food and shelter?
posted by PaperCut at 8:32 PM on May 27, 2000

This particular law makes perfect sense. The problem is with the laws it's based on. If those laws didn't treat folks who get caught with a dime bag and folks who sell heroin to kids in such simililar ways, this one wouldn't either. That's the problem you need to write your "representative" about.
posted by Freakho at 9:52 PM on May 27, 2000

Another victim of the war on drugs...
posted by andy at 10:12 PM on May 27, 2000

I agree, Freakho, concerning the context of the current drug laws. I personally would write my congress dude to request all of the drug laws be rewritten to emphasize treatment rather than incarceration or withholding of positive benefits.

Also all my letters (3) sent via Raise Your Voice were returned (Host Unknown).
posted by PaperCut at 10:36 PM on May 27, 2000

I think we need the Ludovica treatment. Send in some of that SRM-114, that's what we need in these days.
posted by tiaka at 10:41 PM on May 27, 2000

Dammit, Papercut, this is not about "helping society". This is about getting re-elected! Get the priorities straight.
posted by EngineBeak at 9:16 AM on May 28, 2000

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