Pubdate: Fri, 16 May 2003
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2003, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: John Fennema
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


RE "U.S., Canada to hold joint talks" (May 14): While Justice Minister 
Martin Cauchon is busy trying to appease the Americans over the issues of 
pot possession this week, is he also going to be busy trying to get them to 
appease us over the issues of American gun possession and cross-border 
smuggling? Substitute the word "guns" for "pot" in any of their concerns 
and see how similar the cases are. In this light, we see the hypocrisy of 
the situation. Their gun-rich society is entrenched in American law, so we 
have to shut up about all of those guns coming across the border. Changes 
to our drug laws, however, have to appease the American lawmakers, because 
drugs might get into the U.S. Laughable, considering how many drugs are 
already there.

John Fennema


(The U.S. has already lost the "war on drugs," and we're losing the war on 
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