Pubdate: Sat, 01 Nov 2003
Source: Red Deer Advocate (CN AB)
Copyright: 2003 Red Deer Advocate
Author: Alan Randell


Re. Crack houses closed, Advocate, Oct. 29:

Drug prohibition was initiated a century ago to harass and control certain 
non-white minorities by banning the drugs they used.

Today, the police are happy to utilize this racist legislation to persecute 
those whose appearance or lifestyle offend them.

Incredibly, thanks in no small measure to prohibitionist propaganda such as 
this article, drug prohibition enjoys public support.

Let no one now say that it is difficult to understand how the German people 
were persuaded to support Hitler's policies towards the Jews.

Unless the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms isn't worth the paper 
it's written on (a distinct possibility, I'll admit), the courts will soon 
instruct our sanctimonious politicians and their media sycophants that free 
adults have the right to ingest any substance. And then, hopefully, 
residents of Clearview will no longer feel the need to parade their 
government-induced bigotry and ignorance for all to see.

Alan Randell

Red Deer
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