Pubdate: Fri, 07 Sep 2001
Source: Herald-Palladium, The (MI)
Copyright: 2001 The Herald-Palladium
Author: Bruce Rideout



When Tom Crosslin's state representative and federal congressional 
representatives were elected, they swore defense of the Constitution and 
Bill of Rights. Yet, when Tom was being threatened by the state 
authorities, and eventually the FBI, where were his representatives?

No matter the law. No law usurps the Constitution. Cannabis, as any other 
substance, is outside the federal government's authority. Seizing property 
without due process is unconstitutional. Yet not a hand was raised in his 
defense by his elected officials. Is this representative government or 
cowardice? Is this how the folks of Cass County want to be treated by their 
government? You had better open your eyes!

Waco may be in Texas but the FBI can be in your yard whenever they want to. 
Are we free, or prisoners of our government?

Bruce Rideout, Madison, Wis.
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