Pubdate: Tue, 21 May 2002
Source: Abbotsford News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2002 Hacker Press Ltd.
Author: Timothy Lee Felger


Editor, The News:

Recently you have witnessed my rallies, seen ground breaking historical 
events throughout the media; and you might ask yourself why I do what I do,

So maybe I can give you some insight.

Nearly all the harm done to users and non-users alike by illegal drugs is 
because the drugs are prohibited. Thousands were poisoned by adulterated 
booze during prohibition.

Thousands more are dying today because of adulterated drugs.

If that weren't bad enough, prohibition nurtures crime. Al Capone was 
created by prohibition, not the other way around.

Colombia's drug cartels would have not become as powerful as they are today 
if drugs had not been prohibited.

My prediction is that it will get worst in Abbotsford if we continue along 
this path of prohibition.

The best way to reduce the harm and heartbreak of illegal drugs is to abide 
by the principles of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and end drug 

Let's legalize all drugs and remove the propaganda and the police from the 
equation. Let's have the drugs manufactured by knowledgeable, competent 
organizations who will supply cheap, quality-tested drugs of known purity 
and potency and who, in order to avoid legal liability, will impart factual 
drug information to us and our children.

There is one more issue to be dealt with. Our government officials, like 
MPs Randy White and Chuck Strahl and Abbotsford Mayor George Ferguson, have 
done nothing to address the issue besides lip service.

We understand their ignorance of the issue, but their refusal to get 
educated is becoming embarrassing.

I don't consider the Abbotsford Police anything more then armed thugs with 
mortgage payments who are directly, deeply and inappropriately involved in 
violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

It's difficult to understand why they insist on trying to micro-manage our 
lives. Chief Ian Mackenzie may have received an award recently by the 
Governor General in Ottawa, but I feel he has discredited creditable 
research and has allowed crime to blossom further by igniting the 
prohibition fire.

And we are giving this man an award. Why?

Timothy Lee Felger

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