Pubdate: Wed, 24 May 2006
Source: Abilene Reporter-News (TX)
Copyright: 2006 Abilene Reporter-News
Author: Colleen Minter
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


The White House continues to ignore the lessons of history, and truth
has been suppressed about marijuana's medicinal use, giving drug
prohibition a very sinister aspect. Alcohol prohibition taught us,
when drugs production and distribution is left to gangsters and
cartels, it triggers more danger to users and society by increasing
violent crime and corruption of public officials. It was called "the
noble experiment," but did we learn anything?

End border violence by ending the drug war. The Controlled Substances
Act is one of those bad laws like the Fugitive Slave Act and the
Volstead Act. When juries refuse to convict on "drug crime," drug
warriors will be politically dead bodies. Jury nullification is a
constitutional power tool we the people pack!

Tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceuticals kill about 25 percent of the
people who die each year in the U.S. The drug war hysteria is created
to take our minds off these legal killers we tolerate. Less than 1
percent die from all illicit drug use, none, nada, no deaths are
attributed to marijuana. Clearly, our policies are more about profit
than the well-being of the individual.

Follow the money, expose the root of all evil to overcome cynicism
with hope for our vision of a free nation! In the spirit of the Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr. with our Bible and Constitution always close at
hand, "We will overcome," drug abuse compassionately with treatment.
Support for the federal war on drugs is inconsistent with support for
individual freedom, constitutional government and the teachings of


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