Pubdate: Wed, 31 Oct 2001
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2001 The Calgary Sun
Author: Chris Buors
Note: Title by Mapinc editor
Note 2: Parenthetical comment by Sun Editors
Bookmark: (Krieger, Grant)


With the latest story about Grant Krieger, police in Calgary seem 
hell-bent on breeding even more disrespect for the law than already 
exists. The fact that a jury of his peers refused to criminalize 
Grant ought to be a lesson to all Canadians. Our ancestors understood 
that tyrants could pass any kind of chicanery into law. The Magna 
Carta and the rights of an Englishman were meant to have a jury 
decide not only guilt but also if the law is just. Perhaps the 
ostensible defenders of liberty in Parliament need a reminder of just 
what freedoms they are supposed to be defending. John Stuart Mill 
said: "The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing 
our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive 
others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it."

Chris Buors

(They should leave Grant alone.)
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