"Another absolute travesty of "justice" why is it that Canada and its courts do not recognize that activists are not criminals who deserve punishment, but are freedomfighters who deserve praise and protection from the harmful and unjust laws that they are trying to change for the good of all Cannadians (except of course those who are profiting from prohibition)."
Well, 'activists' may not be, but 'activists who plead guilty' cannot really escape punishment. A guilty plea does not simply imply that one does what one is accused of doing, that is, it is not a mere admission of the factual assertion contained in the charge; it is also an admission that the fact was done without justification, that is, with guilt on the part of the actor. To plead guilty to possession for the purpose of trafficking is not merely to accept that one did possess cannabis for the purpose of trafficking; it is to countenance that such an act is deemed criminal per the CDSA.
I don't like the fight metaphor, but it is the archetypal legal metaphor: in any case, if one is a freedom fighter for X where X allows for unjust judicial process, it simply makes no sense to my mind to stop fighting right when the fighting actually matters. To extend the fight metaphor into a military metaphor, it seems _very_ highly suspect for a general to surrender himself in exchange for a few grunts...that is simply poor strategy, no matter how emotionally satisfying it may be for those who avoid criminal records and for those who get to be self-sacrificing.
"David pled quilty after letting his co-accused decide that that is what they desired in order to protect one of those charged.(the youngest with no criminal record)"
Sounds...puzzling. Did it never occur to this youngest with no criminal record that he might be dragged into court for selling pot? And if it did, and a criminal record was an unacceptable potential consequence, why did he not bow out? To be frank, now that I think about it, this has just a faint whiff of Marc's guilty plea about it--it certainly cannot hurt the Federal Government's case that the CDSA is valid to have a big name activist plead guilty to an indictment thereunder every now and again. After all, if the CDSA were obviously invalid, you'd really think that the "freedomfighter" "activists"/Generals would eschew pleaing under it and fight to the death, as it were, not offer up their necks for the sake of their footsoldiers.