Pubdate: Thu, 25 Aug 2005
Source: Vancouver Sun (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 The Vancouver Sun
Author: Jeff Allen


Re: The long arm of Uncle Sam, Aug. 20

For the love of freedom and Canadian integrity, please just say no to the 
United States and its war on drugs.

I find it incredibly depressing to be looking to the citizens of another 
country to stand up to my own government, but I think it is important that 
Canadians understand that not all -- or even most -- Americans expect 
Canada to give up its sovereignty so that the U.S. can bust more pot 
smokers. I was disgusted, but not surprised, to read that the tragedy of 
9/11 is the basis for encroachments across the border by U.S. law 
enforcement, apparently with the cooperation of Canadian authorities. How 
the terrorist acts of that day are avenged by arresting Canadians who sell 
pot seeds, I am at a loss to say.

Likewise, how can future acts of wanton destruction be avoided by seizing 
Canadian territory in the name of fighting reefer madness? Please, 
Canadians, do not bend to the whims of the U.S. government on these 
matters. What our government does in the U.S. in the name of fighting drugs 
is well beyond the bounds of our own Constitution. Taking the fight to 
Canada using the same brutal tactics should not be tolerated.

Jeff Allen

Arlington, Texas 
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