Pubdate: Wed, 24 Aug 2005
Source: Herald, The (CN MB)
Copyright: 2005 Canstar Community News Limited
Author: Chris Buors
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Emery, Marc)


The Drug Enforcement Agency used the little-known Treaty on Mutual Legal 
Assistance in Criminal Matters to have the Prince of Pot, Marc Emery, and 
friends arrested for conspiracy to sell cannabis seeds.

For good measure, the DEA would like to make Marc responsible for every 
plant those seeds produced and every dollar anyone in the underground has 
ever earned.  Marc is the perfect scapegoat for all of America's problems.

The Americans have "information bombed" themselves back into the Stone Age 
as far as repealing drug prohibition is concerned.

The Americans will seek a term of 10 years to life for Marc Emery putting 
him into the Karla Homolka sentencing range.

That ought to shock the conscience of every Canadian.

Moral righteousness blinds Americans to any semblance of justice. Reasoned 
arguments have been lost to the passions of fear.  And what do Americans 
fear...well everything.

The law was meant to assist in "criminal matters."

The Americans have not been able to distinguish between sin and crime for a 
very long time.

Canadians ought not feed into that fear by delivering up sinners like Emery.

Chris Buors, President

Manitoba Marijuana Party

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