Pubdate: Fri, 22 Jan 1999
Date: 01/22/1999
Source: Orange County Register (CA)
Author: A.S. Barrington

Newspapers headlines show us that once again political dissidents are
being "rounded up" to stifle their political dissent. Once again, this
is occurring without the objection, and perhaps with the assistance,
of the Clinton administration.

Gray Davis and Bill Lockyer stand idly by.

I am not talking about China, but about California, where Steve Kubby
(recent Libertarian Party candidate for governor) has been arrested by
rogue law enforcement agencies acting in direct violation of
Proposition 215, the law of California.

The International Convention on Drugs, an international law,
specifically calls for member nations to suppress free speech on drug
issues and prevents member nations from legalizing drugs. In signing
the convention, the United States essentially agreed of the First
Amendment and to thwart democratic review of drug policy.

Kubby's arrest is a wakeup call. Are we going to listen?

A.S. Barrington
Daltrey Riverside