Despite laws, prescription abuse still plagues Tennessee

Editor:  What our “leaders” no longer understand, but our nation’s framers knew well: Government is incapable controlling an immoral person, one who cannot control him or herself.  The more immoral a people becomes, the less self regulated we are as a people, the more government and laws are required.  Yet external control always breaks down.  It cannot work.   The answer, said John Adams, is “a moral and religious people.”  Nothing else yields a free nation.

More than 1,200 people died in the state from overdosing on powerful painkillers in 2014.

 if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.
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