Pubdate: Wed, 03 Aug 2005
Source: Whitehorse Star (CN YK)
Copyright: 2005 Whitehorse Star
Author: Russell Barth


Re: Canadian sovereignty is gone.

U.S. officials had Canadian officers arrest Internet marijuana seed
dealer Marc Emery of Vancouver.

It seems clear that the U.S. thinks Emery and his seeds are a much
bigger threat to the status quo than, say, Osama bin Laden.

While police in the U.K. are rounding up Pakistani-born bombing
suspects, the U.S. is rounding up Canadian-born marijuana-law-reform

When they searched the home and business of Mr. Emery, by the way,
they failed to find any weapons of mass destruction, or Osama.

Does this mean that the U.S. can also extradite Canadians for speaking
out against the Bush administration?

Bush made it clear in 2001 that "You are either with us, or with the

Since most Canadians are against both, exactly what qualifies as being
"criminal" in the eyes of the White House?

Can publicly disagreeing with certain U.S. laws and policies get
Canadians sent to Gitmo?

Just how far does their Patriot Act reach, and why do their laws reach
into our country?

Should Canadians be more careful what we say on the phone, over the
Internet, or to our friends in public?

Could we be extradited for things we have written or said publicly?
Could having anti-U.S. thoughts be considered and "act of terrorism"?

How soon before the U.S. extradites Carolyn Parrish for her comments?
Will we see U.S. police or military personnel walking around Vancouver
like they do in Iraq, searching for "suspects"?

I have been an outspoken drug-law-reform activist who has publicly
criticized the Bush administration, their illegal war and their insane
foreign polices. Could I be extradited for that?

It looks like the time has finally come where we should just take down
all the Canadian flags from courthouses and Parliament Hill and all
government buildings, and put Old Glory up in its place.

Because if U.S. officials can just come to Canada and arrest people
for something that may or may not even be a crime here, our
sovereignty is now officially gone.

Russell Barth

Federal Medical Marijuana Licence Holder

Former Marijuana Party Candidate

Educators For Sensible Drug Policy