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Viewpoint: Drug problems abound

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Every week it seems there is another story about a meth lab in a neighborhood.

Does it make you wonder why we did not have such bad drug problem in our day?

You may recall a different drug experience in our day...

I was drug to church on Sundays and then to Grandma's for dinner after.

I was drug to family reunions and on family vacations.  I was drug to my room, to clean it up, and drug to the kitchen to dry the dishes after dinner.

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults, or to the sink, to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a bad word.

I was drug inside after school, to complete my homework, and drug off the playground if I brought home a bad report card.

Those drugs are still in my veins and they now affect my daily behavior, thoughts and beliefs. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if today's children had this kind of drug problem, our country might be in a better place.

God bless the parents who drugged us!