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This year, for the first time, two states have legalized pot.

Explain to me how we can build a fence across the southern half of our nation and hire thousands of border guards to keep the stuff out and now you have the government’s permission to grow your own. Those two states are just the toe in the door. Many more will follow and then other drugs will be allowed. Yes, each day we slip another inch down that slippery slope to self-destruction and all in the name of personal freedom.

For many years I have written about this deterioration, and always with the hope that someday we would come to our senses and see what we are doing. But there comes a time when you realize that you’re spinning your wheels and things need to get a whole lot worse before they will get better. The problem with that is, there is always a tipping point. A place where coming back from where you ventured, is just not possible anymore. How far away is that tipping point? I don’t think anyone knows, and when we do find out it will probably be too late.

One of the disease’s all old people fear the most is dementia or Alzheimer’s. Why? Because it alters your mind and keeps you from thinking clearly or reasoning rationally. Everyone wants to be able to think clearly for themselves, yet each day millions of our people artificially dumb down themselves with drugs. Yes, they pay big money to make themselves stupid. They’ve been doing this for a long time but never before have government entities cooperated with them like this.

Is the battle lost? Not quite, but with another dose of apathy from the majority of us — it’s not far off.

Mike Holst


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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