Pubdate: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 Source: Chico Enterprise-Record (CA) Copyright: 2011 Chico Enterprise-Record Contact: http://www.chicoer.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/861 Author: Michael Dracul PEOPLE CAN DEMAND CHANGE In the last election I unsuccessfully ran for Chico City Council. I am now glad I wasn't elected, for if I had been I would probably be either in jail or in prison, as I am a Proposition 215 patient and I, unlike our City Council members, wouldn't have knuckled under to federal pressure, and I would have continued to represent others like myself who have a medical need to use marijuana. I am proud to be a Californian and American but I don't like what our state and federal government have, are and will be doing. We are no longer "the land of the free." Our "by the people, for the people" was killed by elected representatives who don't "represent" unless you're their family or rich friends. The U.S. is going the way of the Roman Empire. A country can dictate and control its citizenry only for so long and then there come social upheavals. Michael Dracul Chico - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.