Pubdate: Thu, 05 Feb 2015
Source: Parksville Qualicum Beach News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2015 Black Press
Author: Michael Scott


You can have "Fighting Tuberculosis" or "Fighting Poverty" and all the
other things that we can agree are worth fighting against, but
"Fighting Phoenix" (your headline on the front page of the Jan. 27
edition) has the implication that the reader is somehow engaged with
you in some noble campaign against some specific evil. You wouldn't
say Fighting Harper, would you?

The drug war is much too huge an issue for me to get into here, but
the opinions of the RCMP and Mayor Marc Lefevbre are predictable and
somewhat yesterday, given the fact that in several jurisdictions south
of the border marijuana can be sold legally, even without a

I am not fighting Phoenix. Actually, I don't care much one way or
another, but I am annoyed that my tax dollars go to harassing pot
heads, and I'd prefer that the mayor and the RCMP find more relevant
ways to expend their energies and my money.

Michael Scott

French Creek
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