LETTER OF THE WEEK
STEP CLOSE TO SUBJUGATION
I am appalled at the decision to extradite Marc Emery on May 10 for clearly political reasons, despite the move directly violating Canada’s extradition treaty with the United States which states that no citizen may be extradited for a political crime.
On the day of Emery’s arrest, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency released a statement that confirmed that the extradition was politically motivated.
It’s clearly targeted at the rapidly growing marijuana legalization movement in both Canada and the U.S.
Since Emery has tirelessly crusaded for years to legalize this harmless substance, he’s an obvious target for the wasteful and futile American “war on drugs.”
He is only one of thousands of people out there selling seeds in the U.S., Holland and Britain, yet those parties are not being prosecuted.
Emery was chosen because he is an extremely influential leader in the legalization movement.
Never have I been more ashamed of the Canadian government, which bowed down and gave away one of our citizens for a five-year sentence for what would merit a $500-fine in our own country.
We truly have given away our sovereignty in giving away Emery, and are that much closer to becoming politically subjugated to the U.S.
Tony C. Quick
Pubdate: Thu, 20 May 2010
Source: StarPhoenix, The (CN SN)