Re: Your ignorance is killing people (Letters, Nov. 29)
Well that was predictable – a reader slamming my previous letter on addiction.
I don’t know Ann Gallagher, but she presumes to know me.
I don’t lack “empathy,” but simultaneously I don’t condone practices that enable addictions.
The fundamental fallacy pushed by the drug-friendly crowd is the new age wisdom that: “It’s not a choice. It’s an addiction.”
Yes, it’s a choice.
I have never in my 75 years on God’s green earth seen a bottle magically force itself to anybody’s mouth, a heroin needle magically inject itself in somebody’s arm, or anybody forced to pull the arm on a casino “bandit.”
And to set the record straight, I’ve shot a few ducks and rabbits in my lifetime, but I have never killed anybody by stating the obvious. And I don’t live in “a lofty perch” or “mountain,” rather a small retirement rancher.
Andy Neimers, Sooke