No such thing as show trials in the United States you say? Think again. According to Cato-at-liberty:
Between 2000 and 2005, 99 percent of the 435,000 federal criminal defendants prosecuted nationwide were convicted.
A forested area called Clayoquet, in British Columbia, was opened to commercial use last month. Amidst the rain of eco-fascist handwringing, it was nice to see this opinion letter by one Dan Weagle, from Halifax:
To all the pseudo-environmentalists that will inevitably comment here, stop trying to hold society hostage to appease your morals, most don't share them. Would it be nice if there were a glade in everyone's back yard? Absolutely, but that's not your call to make. They are undoubtedly logging area that few humans ever visit, so forgoing the revenue of the land so that you might feel better is ridiculous. The trees will be replanted and will grow again...so they'll be younger than the preceeding ones....and? If you were serious about your distress over the situation set up a fund that purchases the endangered lands from the people of Canada. With all the people that you believe fervently support your cause you shouldn't have any trouble raising the funds. If you aren't willing to do that then your stand is simply hypocritical.