Pubdate: Sat, 01 Aug 2009
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2009 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Russell Barth
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


Re: Alan Shanoff's July 26 column. Drug laws are the ultimate affront 
to the Charter of Rights. The fact that governments seem to think 
they can decide what we can and cannot do with our own bodies is an 
affront to freedom. If we start bending the rules for some because 
certain cops and judges don't approve of the rights that we all have, 
then we might as well throw the charter away. That charter is the 
only thing protecting us from becoming a totalitarian prison state.

Russell Barth

(Some prohibitions hang on thin legal threads.)
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