Source: Edmonton Sun (Canada)
Pubdate: Mon, 18 May 1998
Comment: Parenthetical remarks by the Sun editor : headline by hawk

ON APRIL 30 you published a letter of mine that made essentially two
points: 1) A response of yours to a previous letter criticizing Canada's
drug laws "reveals in stunning clarity the extent of your ignorance, your
bigotry and your hypocrisy;" 2) There is no more reason to persecute drug
users and distributors today than there was in the past to burn witches at
the stake, lynch blacks or gas Jews.

Your response? "Your blacks and Jews remark is insulting." Yes, I suppose
to an ignorant person, the truth can be a bit unsettling. Now why don't you
take your favorite crayon in hand and try to list why drug users, who
physically harm no one but themselves, must be punished? Well at least you
have no problem with my comments on "the extent of your ignorance, your
bigotry and your hypocrisy."

Alan Randell

(Harm no one but themselves? Give that loosely attached noggin of yours a

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