Drug smuggling more damaging than any war

February 10, 2011

Justin Fenton's article, "2 guilty in drug case linked to cartel" (Feb. 8), plus dozens of previous reports related to the actions of drug cartels on both sides of the Mexican border, are extremely disturbing and disgusting.

The distribution and utilization of these drugs by so many Americans is far more damaging to the welfare of our country than some of our global military conflicts when you consider they are actually destroying the hearts and minds of so many of our young people who will be the future foundation of our country.

In my opinion, President Obama and the members of Congress have the obligation and responsibility to seal the border. If our pool of military personnel is not adequate to successfully meet this challenge, then the reinstatement of the draft should be seriously considered.

Quinton D. Thompson, Towson

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