A Conversation Starter
State Rep. Talibdin El-Amin, sponsor of legislation restricting the sale of baking soda, writes in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that "the primary intent of [the] bill is to create a dialogue on drugs."
I consider crack cocaine the urban core’s silent killer because we don’t hear anything relative to the abatement of this drug or dialogue as to its far-reaching and devastating impact on the moral, social and economic fabric of our neighborhoods and families.
HB 1189 may seem extreme, but the extreme conditions in our community require action. We are failing in the development of the community’s social and moral structure and failing to stop the scourge of drugs, poverty and violence.
This bill may not be the answer. But doing nothing definitely isn’t the answer.
If this bill isn’t the answer, why try to get it passed into law? There are much better ways to create dialogue than regulating businesses and restricting freedom. Like, start a blog.