Monday, August 29, 2005

Off With Their Meth Heads!

Missed these quotes from Madame Virginia Foxx, in last Thursday's Winston-Salem Journal, but trust everyone will want to know that she's into whips & chains:


...Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-10th, wants legislation that would restrict access to over-the-counter drugs containing pseudoephedrine [used in the cooking of meth].

"Legislation that puts the products behind the counter would make an enormous impact," McHenry said. He has co-sponsored several pieces of legislation under consideration that would do just that.

But Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, sees this approach as burdensome to pharmacies, as well as to consumers who want to use such medications as Sudafed for their intended purpose.

"Increased penalties for anyone caught producing meth should be done, rather than developing elaborate regulations," Foxx said. She is a member of the House subcommittee that has been investigating various solutions to the issues.

"I see strong punishment as the best deterrent to crime," she said, adding that she thinks that states should be able to decide on laws regulating the purchase of pseudoephedrine and other meth ingredients....


We totally agree. Let's dust off the old thumb-screws for, say, shop-lifting. How'd that be?

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