Pubdate: Tue, 27 Oct 2009
Source: Langley Advance (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Russell Barth


Dear Editor,

Prime Minister Harper may be a hypocrite [Prime Minister Harper gets
high on hypocrisy, Oct. 16 Letters, Langley Advance], but we must
remember that 5.5 million people went to the trouble of actually
voting Conservative in the last election.

I, for one, was surprised to find that there were that many NASCAR
fans in Canada, but the point is, it is those people we should be
blaming for this mess. Canadians stay home in droves on election day,
and the ones who do vote repeatedly elect prohibitionist hacks who
tell them that only more prohibition can solve the problems caused by

We get the government we deserve. My only consolation is that these
new U.S.-style tory prison policies will cost taxpayers a fortune,
imprison thousands of their sons for victimless crimes, and do nothing
at all to reduce crime.

In fact, these policies promise to make crime increase dramatically,
which means more gunplay, more bloodshed. Maybe, just maybe, that will
teach Canadian voters that they need to stop voting with their guts
and start voting with their minds.

Russell Barth,

Federally Licensed Medical Marijuana User 
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