Pubdate: Wed, 29 Nov 2006
Source: Evening News, The (CN NS)
Copyright: The Evening News 2006
Author: Chuck Beyer


To the Editor,

Re: Editorial, Need for a Plan That Works, Nov. 27

Albert Einstein once said, "The prestige of government has 
undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For 
nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law 
of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open 
secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is 
closely connected with this."

It appears that in addition to increasing the crime rate and giving a 
monopoly on a product used by ten percent of Canadians to criminals 
our fundamentalist Conservative government is also doing their best 
to lower your property values.

By increasing penalties for grow-ops they would proportionally 
increase the violence.

It does not take a scientist like Einstein to see that the solution 
is to let each province regulate like alcohol. Apparently half of 
Canadians and our Senate agree.

All the feds need to do is let the provinces deal with this as they 
wish. At least one province is sure to find a solution better than 
the status quo.

Chuck Beyer

Port Alberni B.C.
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