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Drug paraphernalia

There is a population of citizens that participate in illegal activities and illicit drug use. I wouldn’t say city and state officials turned a blind eye to these activities, but I will say city and state officials contribute to the illicit drug activities and illegal activities. I’m with the government and I’m here to help you  Nowhere in society has city or state government pushed drug use on its citizens by providing drug addicts with everything they possibly need minus the drug itself. But I’m sure some people have proposed providing some pharmaceutical grade heroin, or opioid to the addicts .

Drug addicts are provided all the paraphernalia needed to get high, while diabetics, MS, and cancer patients all have out of pocket expenses so they can stay alive.

I worked as a SUD counselor in residential treatment for over 8 years, and at the time NO ONE I spoke with had ever stated they sought TX because they were proved free drug paraphernalia.  This fallacy that harm reduction works is a blatant lie. One only has to look at Methadone Mile to witness harm reduction working. Bureaucrats and medical professionals that continue to push for injection site and free drug paraphernalia to addicts do more harm than good.  Would these same people be inclined to provide alcohol to the alcoholic?  The cold reality is the alcoholics needs to be medically detoxed so he/she doesn’t die – not free booze to seek treatment .

Mark Howland
Weymouth

Asking why

So I wonder why did Russia feel it is a good time to invade Ukraine, why is China getting closer to invading Taiwan, why has North Korea decided to shoot missiles near South Korea, why did Saudi Arabia side with Putin and cut oil production, why the US southern border is easy access to enter America and why is inflation running at the highest level in more than 40 years. We all know why, please vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Tony Meschini
Scituate

Milton waits

I know that Milton is not Boston. I also know that the MBTA is not funded by Boston. But seems odd to me that the people of Milton have waited for over ten years to get a public staircase repaired but Boston’s Mayor Wu is OK with spending roughly $100 million to “spruce up” an historical Boston Common. It seems to me the state’s dollars should fix what’s broken first before it attempts to radically change a cherished historical landmark. There must be a reason why the great pyramid and sphinx have not recently gone through a renovation in many a year.

Jack Zaccardi

East Boston

Question 1 ads

The great fallacy in the advertisements which favor Question 1 is their repeated pounding of the claim that revenue from this measure can, constitutionally, only be used for specific purposes.  The fallacy lies in the fact that EVEN IF THAT IS DONE, there is no provision for preventing diversion of funds, already budgeted for those purposes, to other pet projects.  The legislature can, if it wishes, simply substitute revenue from Question 1 for already allocated funding for those “specific purposes,” and use THAT funding for whatever else it may have in mind.

This is deception at its subtle best.

Paul Landry
Natick

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