Cyndi I think that the war on drugs is a completely different situation then smokers. People who drugs, such as meth and coke, not only are lazy but are out of their mind and do nothing for society. There is also a lot more crime and murders when people are on drugs so I believe that it is very fair that these people are locked up. It's not like the people rotting in jail are there for one offense... they have numerous violations.
I responded to a comparison already made. HOwever, I find the attitude above uninformed, inaccurate and just plain sad. By the way, do you know the sentencing laws in each jurisdiction in the US for drug offenses? YOu are entitled to have that opinion, but rest assured I will continue each day working as hard as I can to fight the results of legislature enacted mirroring that opinion, and will never view my clients as worthless human beings.
Bird....never ever interpreted your views as vitriolic...so no worries at all, and I'm betting smokers didn't/don't either.