Pubdate: Thu, 18 Aug 2005
Source: Creston Valley Advance (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 Sterling Newspapers Ltd.
Author: Marilyn Hogle
Bookmark: (Emery, Marc)


To the Editor,

(Re: U.S. drug war should stay in U.S." August 11 Advance, page 4)

Hello from the U.S.  Millions of Americans love their country but not its 
policies, including the recent arrest of Marc Emery.

This is an excellent article that I wish our journalists would write. I 
live in a border town and watch your TV news coverage, cheer when your 
leaders stand up to U.S. arrogance and cringe when it looks like they are 
intimidated by so-called U.S. "power/money/world interests".

Marc is portrayed in the U.S. press quite differently than the man I got to 
know by reading his blog from his prison cell in Saskatchewan last year, 
almost like getting to know Martin Luther King better by reading his letter 
from the Birmingham Jail.

We live in a police state here and really pray that your citizens at least 
try to keep what freedom you have left.

I disagree strongly with Paul Wilcock's statement, "The Americans to choose their response to drug use, no matter how 
irrational."  Our leaders are not listening to the majority of 
Americans.  Are your leaders listening to the majority of Canadians?

Marilyn Hogle

Saranac Lake, N.Y.
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