Pubdate: Sat, 27 Dec 2003
Source: Zephyr, The (IL)
Copyright: 2003, The Zephyr
Authors: Richard J. Rawlings
Bookmark: (Cannabis)



I am very proud of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's decision to pardoned George 
Parry, 49, of Manito for a 27-year-old marijuana possession conviction. 
This is a prime example of how ridiculously harsh the punishments are for 
marijuana. This man has obviously been extremely generous to his community 
and state throughout his life, and something so minor as possession of 
marijuana from 27 years ago threatened to destroy his life and the lives of 
his loved ones!

We the people need more people in power with this kind of logical views, 
and less politics, big money and corporations running the show. We need a 
government that is willing to invest in the people. We live in changing 
times in a fast paced world, and our government needs to change with the 
times. I hope that we can get it together and make it work for the people 
of this once great land, that once was created for the people and now 
threatens to destroy its people.

Thanks, Gov. Rod Blagojevich for your courage to make the right decision in 
this case.

Richard J. Rawlings, Illinois Marijuana Party, Bartonville
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