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Re: Say no to drugs

Posted by Bob on July 10, 2005

In Reply to: Say no to drugs posted by Elped Edward on July 10, 2005

: What is say no to drugs?

It's a slogan. "Say no to drugs" continues to be the battle cry of a generation of people who believe in slogans, and that repeating magic words over and over will cure society's ills. These are people who sincerely believe in their heart of hearts that drug use, teenage pregnancy, poverty and probably tooth decay are the result of failures of the Will, moral failings of weaklings who can't resist temptation. (The major impact of this campaign has been profits for bumper-sticker printers.)

One of my all-time favorite cartoons from the New Yorker was a hitchhiker on the side of the road holding up a sign that read "a good talking-to might straighten me out."