Pubdate: Fri, 19 Dec 2008
Source: Boulder Weekly (CO)
Copyright: 2008 Boulder Weekly
Author: Michael J. Dee


Why is the press aiding and abetting the deprivation of rights under
the color of law?

Millions of Americans have been arrested and their property has been
seized for violating the marijuana laws.

Millions of us have the right to question the validity of these laws
and are denied the right to the due process of law.

Marijuana is still illegal because the judiciary does not recognize
marijuana users as persons and does not recognize marijuana as
property. Only persons and property under the Constitution's 4th and
5th Amendments are protected from unreasonable deprivation of liberty
and property.

Lawyers and judges deny the enforcement of the marijuana laws affect
individual rights to privacy, liberty and property secured by the 4th
and 5th Amendments.

The courts claim no rights are affected by the enforcement of the
marijuana laws because marijuana is not a fundamental right. Judicial
review is the rational basis test, not the reasonableness standard of
the 4th amendment. Reasonable criminal laws are to protect the rights
of others from an individual's activities.

This year, without review, the U.S. Supreme Court is saying that it is
rational to search and seize my person, house, papers and effects for
violating the marijuana laws.

The Bill of Rights was adopted to the Constitution of the United
States on Dec. 15, 1791. What happened to 4th and 5th Amendment of the
Bill of Rights?

I would have to say "killed in action" in the "war on drugs" by those
who take an oath to protect them.

Michael J. Dee

Windham, Maine
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