Pubdate: Mon, 23 Jan 2012
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Copyright: 2012 The Globe and Mail Company
Author: Dr. Brian Green


Your editorial Getting High On Renewal (Jan. 19) characterizes the 
Liberal proposal to legalize marijuana as an "appeal to the political 
left." But Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul also advocates 
legalization. So it seems only The Globe regards libertarians as left wing. 

Perhaps it's best to dispense altogether with this unhelpful division 
of the world into right and left. Ideology isn't that simple. And most 
of us manage to occupy both poles at various times. 

Why not just restate "appeal to the left" as "appeal to common sense"? 

Dr. Brian Green

Thunder Bay
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