Pubdate: Sat, 9 Jan 1999
Source: Edmonton Sun (Canada)
Copyright: 1999, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: M. Lacoste
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


IN THE most liberal-minded countries in the world I still cannot
endorse or trust the actions or intentions of our government or its
enforcing body, the RCMP. I am disgusted to the point of nausea by the
fact that ordinary citizens can have their doors beaten down by
heavily armed madmen with the blessings of our elected leaders, to
search out and destroy flowers: Hemp flowers - medicinal, healing,
invigorating, natural, harmless, sacred flowers.

Until this violation of human rights is eradicated I remain
distrustful, unco-operative, fearful, ashamed and personally violated
by our authoritative bodies.  Any country that makes criminals of its
ordinary citizens is a country ripe for revolt. Is that what we want?
I don't, but sign me ...

M. Lacoste

(Many Canadians, including gun owners, share your concerns.)
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