Pubdate: Fri, 13 Dec 2002
Source: Parksville Qualicum Beach News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002 Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Author: Robert Saint Amour


The move by the Chretien government to de-criminalize pot is bold and
long overdue, but at what cost.

To the Americans, this legislation will designate Canada as a safe
haven for drugs. This of course is not true, but when did the truth
ever enter into American policy decisions? Fantastic and unbelievable
American foreign policies have been determined by nothing but outright
fabricated evidence. As a recent example, the world cried when a young
Muslim girl went before the U.S. congress and testified about babies
being torn from incubators in Kuwait during Iraq's visit. The problem
with this story was that it never happened; it was simply an American
invention to justify their own objectives.

Why should we think that similar fiction about us won't occur? I
predict that within months, the American media will be reporting about
the drug lords of pot, here on the west coast. If the average sentence
for murder in the USA is 6.5 years and 10 for pot trafficking, you
have to wonder what their priorities are, other than ramming their
version of the world down our throats.

I applaud our federal government for finally getting off their
well-paid collective butts and doing something that the general
population all seem to agree with, just don't expect our gun-toting
neighbours to go along with it. There will be ramifications, our
relations with George Dubya and the U.S. are at an all time low. They
are just looking for a reason to put Canada in its place and this
could be it.

By Robert Saint Amour, Received via email 
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