Pubdate: Wed, 20 Jun 2001
Source: Grand Forks Gazette (CN BC)
Copyright: 2001 Sterling Newspapers
Author: David d'Apollonia


Editor, The Gazette:

So Brian Taylor, leader of the B.C. Marijuana Party, decides to quit just 
when the stakes are rising. According to him, the president of the party, 
Marc Emery is too dictatorial.  Well, maybe he needs to chill out.

Brian Taylor says he wants to work within the legislative system as opposed 
to the court system. What does "legislative system" mean anyway?

Politics and the parliamentary system, I guess.

The law is highly political, especially in the courts. Remember Frederic 
Bastiat? He had the honesty and courage to "tell it as it is," back in the 
19th century. The Law was first published as a pamphlet in June, 1850.

The more things change, the more they remain the same!

"The conscience of the social democrats cannot permit persons to have any 
liberty because they believe that the nature of mankind tends always toward 
every kind of degradation and disaster. Thus, of course, the legislators 
must make plans for the people in order to save them from themselves." - 
Frederic Bastiat

David d'Apollonia, Dartmoth, N.S.
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