Editor, The News:
Re: Ready for Sensible BC, Part 2 (Letters, Dec. 13).
I hope not.
To respond to Craig Speirs and the SensibleBC petition, if B.C. people thought this was a good idea, the required signatures would have been gotten.
Mr. Speirs, you certainly are entitled to your opinion, but so am I. To suggest that Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are lost to reason and only want to throw more people in jail, in my opinion, is a ridiculous comment with no validity at all.
You suggest that there are jobs and economic activity at stake, as well as common sense changes for policing. That is only a theory. There is no way you or anyone else can predict what the future would be with legalized pot.
My theory is this: if pot is legalized, in 15 or 20 years ( which goes by in a heartbeat), pot use would be mainstream just like alcohol. And my opinion is that, yes, more of our kids and grandkids would be using pot and using it more, as well as a lot of adults.
Why? Because it would be legal.
Using words like fear and prejudice, also in my opinion does not cut it. I don’t think you are showing any respect to those who don’t hold to your belief.
I won’t quote Plato because he didn’t have all the answers and get everything right either.