That is right. We are winning the War Against Us. On the Obama-Biden web site, and the link will be given soon, the number one question (out of 10,303 questions) is:
“Will you consider legalizing marijuana so that the government can regulate it, tax it, put age limits on it, and create millions of new jobs and create a billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?”
From there, the questions cover many important issues. The repeal of the Patriot Act. The investigation into governments. The investment into solar energy. The curtailing of the big business welfare state. Education. Civil Rights. Out of the top fifty questions, many had to do with Marijuana. We have delivered a mandate to the President-elect, and to government itself. We are tired of the same old song and dance. We are tired of being considered nothing more than slaves in a consumer orientated society. We demand our rights to become as much as we can become, not to be slaves to a broken system. A society of equality for all. Opportunity for all. You know, that Founding Father stuff.
We are winning, but we have not won yet. The government is not our friend. Not yet, because it is still not “for the people, by the people.” But this is a start. From here, it is possible for policy to be shaped by the citizens through an internet-based government model. Now there are just questions, no debate. But there will be debate, just as there will be more questions.
The site was over-whelmed by the response and has closed down for now. But, it will be open again. And it promises to address these questions. I realize we are asking a lot from the incoming administration, but the failed policies of both parties over a long period of time have shaped this situation we find ourselves in now.
This president has more in common with Lincoln than just the name of the state. It is still a nation divided. Half desiring safety from the perceived evils of the world (terrorism, etc.) and the other half demanding freedom from an oppressive government that has failed in it’s basic duties to uphold the Constitution and to serve the people. In short, many of us believe we are a nation of slaves whose only function is to maintain the welfare status of the very wealthy.
It will take a president as strong as Lincoln to guide us through these hours. Someone who can unite the people, rather than divide them. Someone who strives for “liberty, and justice for all”, rather than promote the poverty inducing governmental policies we have in place today. Someone who can invest in our future, rather than plunder and waste our resources. Our greatest resource being our minds. And “We, the people,” are that someone.
Now, I present to you the link to the site. Please save it and pass it along. Watch for it when it opens for questions again. Read the answers for yourself. Question authority, for it has given us a myriad reasons to question it. And pray, to whatever name you give God, that we have the strength and vigilance to ensure our liberty. The link: http://change.gov/
Rev. Jim Lunsford
First Cannabist Church
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. ”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower, Military-Industrial Complex Speech, 1961