Source: Gazette, The (CO)
Pubdate: Wed, 6 May 1998

To the Editor:

On its April 29th editorial page, the Gazette applauded the arrest of
participants in last weekend's pot rally who defied the prohibition laws.

The April 30th editorial page featured a tribute to Rosa Parks, the civil
rights pioneer who defied the segregation laws.

Perhaps the Gazette would do well to heed the words of the late Professor
Henry Steele Commager: "We should not forget that our tradition is one of
protest and revolt and that it is stulifying to celebrate the rebels of the
past...while we silence the rebels of the present."

Richard M. Evans Northampton

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