Pubdate: Fri, 21 Mar 2003
Source: Langley Advance (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Alan Randell
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


Dear Editor,

Another day, another piece of one-sided, misleading, prohibitionist 
propaganda served up by the media to persuade us that one of the negative, 
unintended consequences of drug prohibition is all the proof we need that 
"drugs are bad," and that we should all continue to support the program 
that spawned the problem in the first place [Pot house up in smoke, Mar. 
14, Langley Advance News].

Why do you not challenge the cops when they ladle out this sort of claptrap?

Trust me, your readers are not simpletons. We can understand two sides of 
an argument. We can make up our own minds, rather than relying on the media 
to tell us what to think.

Drug prohibition was initiated almost a century ago to "control" blacks 
(marijuana), Chinese (opium), and Mexicans (marijuana).

Today, its purpose remains to distract attention away from government 
failures in other areas, and to provide a measure of vicarious enjoyment 
for the majority by persecuting an innocent minority.


What Charter?

Alan Randell, Victoria
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