Pubdate: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
Source: Penticton Western (CN BC)
Copyright: 2012 Penticton Western
Author: Tim Shewan


I read with interest the comments made by Penticton's mayor regarding 
the decriminalization of marijuana, and although I am sure not all 
readers would agree with making it legal, I do wonder why we need to 
consult the U.S. of A. when it comes to these matters. I would think 
that we possess the necessary intelligence to make decisions in 
Canada without running to the States for permission whenever we come 
up against something they may find displeasing.

It seems that more and more of our politicians at every level seem to 
believe that we must take into account what the Americans think.

Hello, this is Canada. Whether you agree with the laws of this land 
or want to see them revamped, let's leave the decision up to 
Canadians and forget what the boys and girls south of the border 
think. So far they haven't proved to me or many others that they are 
any smarter than us great Canucks, eh.

Tim Shewan

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