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WDAM Viewpoint- Drug Problem

Here's a commentary contributed by an anonymous viewer:  The other day someone at a store in our town read that a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse, and he asked me a rhetorical question.  "Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?"  I replied, I had a drug problem when I was young.  I was drug to church on Sunday morning.  I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.  I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.  I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults. I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me. I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity.  I was drug out to pull weeds and mow the yard.  I was drug out to help those poor souls and the elderly who had no one else to help and would have been drug to the woodshed again if I took a dime in payment for this kindness.  Those drugs are still in by veins and they affect my behavior to this day in what I do, say and think.  They are stronger than cocaine, crack or heroin, and, if today's children had this kind of drug problem…this country would be a better place.  God bless the parents who drugged us. 

I'm Jim Cameron and thanks to the viewer who sent this in.  We'd like to hear from you.

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