Pubdate: Tue, 09 Aug 2005
Source: Montreal Gazette (CN QU)
Copyright: 2005 The Gazette, a division of Southam Inc.
Author: Brendan Maher


Re: Gazette, July 31, "Prince of Pot bust sparks protest."

Even as a non-pot smoker, I side with Marc Emery in the case of United
States walking all over Canada's sovereignty.

Doesn't this bother other Canadians?

The United States thinks it can do whatever it wants in the

It imposed illegal tariffs on our wood, and once it finally accepted
they were illegal, it still refused to give back all the money. This
is like robbing a bank and getting caught, doing the time but getting
to keep the cash!

And then there's mad cow and the protectionist judge's ruling, which
used faulty arguments to allow the closing of the U.S. border.

The United States Department of Agriculture argues that Emery sold a
certain amount of marijuana seeds and therefore a certain amount of
pot could have been produced from that.

This is like saying you produce X amount of guns and X amount of
murders will come from those guns, and therefore you will be charged
with a corresponding number of murders.

The United States has a long history of invading sovereign nations
that don't side with it, mostly in the name of democracy so capitalism
can get its hands on the poor countries' resources.

Doesn't the U.S. having a Canadian citizen arrested in Canada for
crimes committed in Canada seem ridiculous?

I know Canada is spineless and the United States is slowly taking
over, but this isn't U.S. soil yet.

Brendan Maher

North Vancouver, B.C.
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