Friday, 31 January 2014
An Open Letter To Campbell River Council
An Open Letter To Campbell River Council
Deny the RCMP Request for DARE Funding
Dear Mayor Jakeway and all Members of Council:
40+ years ago in 1972 the LeDain Commission blasted the criminalization of marijuana by DARE and recommended the removal of cops from the classroom. The US National Academy of Sciences, the US Surgeon General and the US General Accounting Office have all condemned the DARE program as a failure!
Since 1998, 16 years ago, the US Department of Education prohibited schools from using federal funds on DARE.
12 years ago the Nolan Reoprt of the 2002 Canadian Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs concluded that "prevention strategies in schools should not be led by police services or delivered by police officers" and that “the RCMP should reconsider its choice of the DARE program that many evaluation studies have shown to be ineffective;”
I can’t understand why Council is considering a program that has demonstrated itself to be nothing but an RCMP Propaganda and Intelligence Exercise.
Council should be much more interested in creating and funding a program to advise these same teens in their rights as citizens in the legally bewildering world they are entering in their transition to adulthood.
I suggest the council defer to the conclusions reached by my cited experts and refuse more funding for DARE.
I also suggest that you recognize the shortfall in our education system and its failure to teach students properly with regard to their rights. You can render our youth far more service by pressuring the Province, at some point before their graduation, to include a compulsory course in the value and purpose of their Civil and Charter Rights.
While you’re at it, add an additional request for another compulsory course in Financial Management. At the current time a High School graduate has had neither training nor experience with money management beyond spending what he can pry out of Mom and Dad. They have no idea of how to assess and determine a budget to survive paycheck to paycheck much less create an investment strategy to prepare for retirement 40 years in the future.
Our children need training in both these areas in order to successfully survive in the complex Legal and Financial jungle they are entering with adult independence. The world seems heading for a global disaster and almost inevitable shortages of almost everything that hasn’t already been polluted and rendered useless. Inflation and old age are inevitable and their rights and money are basic tools for successful survival in the world ahead: and the next generations need to know how to use both to their advantage.
On that note I leave you. Do as you will.
I would be remiss if I did not advise you that this letter in its entirety is being published in my blog:
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