DownsizeDC.org
January 23, 2007
An arresting situation
By Perry Willis
Today's Downsizer-Dispatch . . . You can be punished for what your government does in your name. When you allow your government to treat others as you would not want to be treated, do not be surprised if you are treated in the same way by other governments. Imagine that you are in a foreign country, simply changing planes in an airport on your way to yet another country. You're just there long enough to walk from one plane to another, but on your way down the concourse men with guns and badges surround you, arrest you, and take you away to prison. Imagine being incarcerated in a foreign land and tried in foreign courts under foreign laws for doing something that is perfectly legal in your own country. Imagine being arrested in Canada for doing things in America that are legal in America. Imagine spending years in prison in a foreign country under such circumstances. All you were doing is changing planes, and BANG, your life comes to a screeching halt. It could happen to you, because this is what YOUR government is doing to others. Two Canadian citizens have been arrested while changing planes in New York City, for doing something that is not illegal in Canada, or in the Isle of Man, where their business operates. What was their crime? They dared to allow Americans to use their financial services company, NETeller, to transfer money to online poker sites. It is an American law that prohibits this. It was Americans who used NETeller for this purpose. But two Canadians, with an international business based in the Isle of Man, have been arrested because of it. Your government seems intent on making the entire world into your enemy. Will you take control of your government, and force them to cease committing evil in your name? These Canadians need to be freed, and the law prohibiting Americans to transfer money to play online poker needs to be repealed. Tell your government what you want. Send a message to Congress requesting that they take action to undo the crimes they are committing in your name. Thank you for being a DC Downsizer. Jim Babka President DownsizeDC.org, Inc.
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