Bluegrass Beacon — Technology and common sense: Beating meth but protecting freedoms, too

Forgive me, but I want to say to the pencil-pushing Kentucky State Police lobbyists and drug task-force zealots: We told you so. A common-sense approach to fighting the scourge of methamphetamine not only won out in the legislature – where, in 2012, politicians who preferred taking the sledgehammer-to-an-ant approach to the problem were politically defeated…

Inform yourself: Jim Waters will speak during tele-town hall on pseudoephedrine proposal tonight

Jim Waters will speak during tele-town hall on pseudoephedrine proposal tonight to inform Kentuckians about a proposal being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee that would require a prescription for safe and effective medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) – medicines like Advil Cold & Sinus, Claritin-D and Sudafed. Jim Waters, vice president of communications for the Bluegrass…

Opposition to PSE Rx should have been heard ‘in real time’

In my latest Bluegrass Beacon column released to newspapers across the commonwealth yesterday (Thursday), I take Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Tom Jensen, R-London, to task for suppressing opposing voices to his big-government plan to require law-abiding Kentuckians to obtain a prescription in order to purchase a box of Sudafed. Recently, citizens who care about the truth…

Pseudo claims about Ky’s pseudoephedrine policy: Common-sense approach can’t effectively stop ‘smurfing’

My latest Bluegrass Beacon column heading out to newspapers Thursday will once again take on misleading claims offered by big-government politicians who want to require all law-abiding citizens to obtain a prescription in order to purchase products containing the decongestant pseudoephedrine (PSE). By restricting PSE, which is a necessary ingredient to make methamphetamine, proponents claim they can…