My friend Karen Selick has published an open letter to Canada's Minister of Justice, about another friend of ours, Marc Emery, who is being targeted by the frightful might of the United States for selling marijuana seeds to Americans. An extradition hearing has been scheduled for January 21, 2008, and Marc faces quite probably the rest of his natural life behind bars if he is extradited to the United States -- for something that is largely ignored here in Canada. I don't do drugs of any kind personally, because I think it is silly to do so, but still wonder why this should be such a big issue in one country and not so in another. Why not leave the poor guy alone and hunt up some murderers and rapists and child molesters instead? Better yet, put all the politicians in jail instead, for polluting the atmosphere with all their hot air, and for bankrupting us all.
I know it is foolish of me to expect any sort of rational behaviour by government and enforcement officials anywhere, but wouldn't it be nice if once, just once, someone in power made a reasonable and humane decision about something? Should we hold our breath, though, while waiting for such a miracle?
Perhaps if we had fewer morons running things, and less idiotic legislation controlling us, fewer people would find it necessary to light up, shoot up, or drink. Just saying.