Pubdate: Mon, 29 Dec 2003
Source: Montreal Gazette (CN QU)
Copyright: 2003 The Gazette, a division of Southam Inc.
Author: Robert Saint Amour


And so the Supreme Court of Canada has spoken, accepting the arguments of 
federal prosecutors that there is "no free-standing right to get stoned" in 
Canada (Editorial, Dec. 24, "Supreme Court right on pot").

While our legislators commonly get drunk and endanger lives, like our own 
Hawaiian Punched Premier Gordon Campbell, or Alberta's Happy Hour Klein, 
whose idea of fighting poverty is to throw rocks at it, it is illegal to 
sit back and enjoy a non-violent, calming joint in the privacy of your own 

Given the choice, I'll take the "munchies" over driving around drunk and 
looking for fights. Am I to tell my children that their father is a 
criminal, my friends are criminals and their friends are criminals? All 
because our government is too dumb to see, let alone read, the writing on 
the wall?

When a law is ignored or broken by the majority of the people, the law must go.

Robert Saint Amour

Surge Narrows, B. C.
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