Mark Klusman(Photo: Provided)
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The next time some politician starts promoting recreational marijuana I want you to remember Mark Klusman, the beloved Elder teacher who recently died after being struck by someone who was admittedly high on weed.
Politicians want the tax revenue to build things like streetcars and soccer fields and other essential (???) public venues. Do you believe we need more intoxicants on the road? Aren’t alcohol, texting and general incompetence enough obstructions to safe driving? Are we just trying to support the “gateway drug” so that addiction to cocaine and heroine are more of a certainty?
Also, add in the cost of auto insurance which is clearly increasing in states with legalized recreational weed. Is the “price” we will all (users and innocent victims of the users) pay too high (pardon the pun) just to fill the pockets of the political spenders? I urge you to oppose any move to legalize marijuana. Remember the next casualty could be a family member or friend.
Mike Hauer, Villa Hills
Rosecrans’ HOF vote looks past ‘cheaters’
Regarding, “Rosecrans: Hall of Fame voting has no easy answers” (Dec. 25). Sportswriter C. Trent Rosecrans wrote that he knows “what happens on the field” and he does not know who else might have used performance-enhancing drugs and were never identified, He proposes that should be the basis for deciding who should get into the Hall of Fame.
That’s like saying that individuals caught cheating using performance-enhancing drugs