Pubdate: Sun, 14 Aug 2005
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2005, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Chris Buors
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk.


LETTER WRITER Aaron Reid (Mailbag, Aug. 9) ought to read Rev. Martin 
Niemoller's "they came for the Jews, then the commies, then the trade 
unionists," essay. When the Nazis came for Niemoller, there was no one left 
to speak for him. "Addict" is just another stigmatizing word like "Jew" 
once was. So now they have come for the so-stigmatized cannabis addicts, 
Marc Emery spoke up. Reid ought to be grateful that because of Emery, they 
won't be coming for Aaron any time soon - if Marc wins. If he is deported, 
who will be next? Pastors who perform gay marriage ceremonies? 
Satellite-signal thieves? Once emboldened, where do our protectors stop?

Chris Buors

(At newspaper editors.) 
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