Pubdate: Tue, 30 Nov 2004
Source: Abbotsford Times (CN BC)
Copyright: 2004 The Abbotsford Times
Author: Darryl Marko
Bookmark: (Youth)


The approval of drug-sniffing dogs in Abbotsford schools is a giant leap 
towards a fascist police state policy, which views all students as guilty 
until proven innocent. In addition to violating students' rights to 
privacy, consider the impact the use of drug dogs may have on student 

I thought it was well known that children and adolescents benefit immensely 
from a caring, supportive environment where they are treated with respect, 
and their concerns are taken seriously.

All we have to do is look at the effects fascist governments have on 
citizenry to see what that same approach will have in our schools: unrest 
and rebellion.

We have a choice to treat our children as full members of our democratic 
society, or as untrustworthy sub-citizens who need to be herded like sheep.

Perhaps if the Romans had had Christian-sniffing dogs 2,000 years ago, only 
people guilty of following the subversive teachings of Jesus Christ would 
have been dragged from their homes and crucified.

Darryl Marko, Coquitlam 
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