Pubdate: Tue, 02 May 2006
Source: Summit Daily News (CO)
Copyright: 2006 Summit Daily News
Author: Allan Erickson
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


Unbelievable. The article "Hundreds Turn In Marijuana Users In 
Boulder (SDN, April 30) is an appalling statement on the lows we've 
stooped to in order to maintain our nation pogrom against cannabis consumers.

The hastily erected barrier was placed in order to stop an event 
which can best be described as peaceably assembling in order to 
petition the government in order to redress grievances. Or is there a 
section to the Constitution I missed that says "except in the case of 
pot smokers?"

And anonymous snitching? For alleged trespassing? What's next, 
illegal seizure of personal bodily fluids? What happened to the 
opportunity to face one's accusers?

So are we a nation built upon the ideals of liberty and founded with 
a document written in order to guarantee our freedoms or are we now 
ignoring our founders' efforts and sacrifices?

When laws like those instituted to prohibit cannabis (in its multiple 
forms) are founded upon lies, bigotry and perjured testimony before 
the Congress of the U.S., there is indeed just cause for a population 
to seek redress for very valid grievances.

Allan Erickson

Drug Policy Forum of Oregon 
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