Dear Murdering Gang Members,
Please forgive us for making unwed motherhood a financially viable and socially acceptable career choice - for paying generations of illiterate, unmarried seventeen-year-old sluts and their fatherless boyfriends to produce yet more illiterate, unmarried seventeen-year-old sluts and their fatherless boyfriends.
Please forgive us for not hiring you in entry-level food service jobs because you can't fill out the application, make change or report for work on time without smelling of marihuana. Yes, we understand that ganga is part of your religious and cultural tradition. We are trying adapt our society to your needs, but are not always
Please forgive us for not understanding that murder and violent turf wars are just a normal part of the business of street drugs.Please forgive us for not understanding that you have made a choice to earn your living as violent criminal gang members because legitimate work doesn't pay nearly as well, and we have virtually eliminated the negative consequences of choosing a criminal lifestyle.
Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada
Thursday, December 29, 2005
An open letter from Paul Martin to Street Gangs
H/T to Kathy, authored by Lost Budgie. Wish I had said it: