Pubdate: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON) Copyright: 2011 Canoe Limited Partnership Contact: http://torontosun.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/457 WHAT HAVE JUDGES BEEN SMOKING? The Supreme Court of Canada's decision to legalize shooting galleries for junkies, thereby making them exempt from laws covering the trafficking, possession, and use of illegal drugs, makes us wonder if these judges had been smoking the drapes. It was not a rational decision. It opens the door to legalized drug dens across the country, leaving Prime Minister Stephen Harper unable to even trigger the Notwithstanding Clause in the Charter to stop this insanity from advancing. The court apparently covered its base on that one. The Insite pilot project in Vancouver's seedy and drug-warped Downtown Eastside was -- and is -- nothing more than a magnet for hardcore addicts, as well as an enabler for the continuance of a lifestyle that is neck deep in negatives. How the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, could be conned into believing the Insite project "saved lives and improved health without increasing the incidence of drug use and crime in the surrounding area" should be absolutely mind boggling to the vast majority of Canadians. What happened to intervention? Or detox? What happened to rehabilitation? Or prevention? And, most importantly, what happened to the laws of our country that suddenly make drug possession legal if there is an Insite banner flying overhead? We're not talking about pot here. We're talking about hardcore narcotics. Disabling drugs. Killer drugs. No sooner had the Supreme Court made its ruling than the socialist-driven "harm reduction activists" were advocating the spread of these legalized drug dens to cities across Canada, and giving them cute non-offensive names such as "supervised drug consumption sites." There is even talk of putting wheels on these drug dens, and making them mobile. Let's listen in. "This is dispatch. Send the safe consumption truck to the corner of Portage and Main. There's a couple of junkies who want to shoot up. Do you copy? Two junkies. Medium overdose potential. "Is that a 10-4?" Don't laugh. With the Harper government purportedly having no way of stopping this idiocy, it's going to happen right across this country. The Supreme Court has made a huge mistake, and the Harper government apparently cannot even use its majority to make it void. Canada will rue this day. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.