States are taking back their rights. And why shouldn’t they? After all, it’s not as if the federal government is going to be able to afford to continue giving them their monies, from the state’s citizens no less, in order to force federalist views upon the states. And how do I make this inference?
From the states themselves. During the election of Obama, two other measures were on state ballots. These measures both received a much higher percentage of yes voters than either candidate, and crossed party lines with no problem whatsoever. These measures were closely aligned with the most popular question onObama’s initial question section on his site, http://change.gov. And this questioned supported by the people?
In a word, this question called for the full legalization of marijuana. An end to the horrible War Against Human Rights, or the Drug War as it’s proponents prefer to call this atrocity. Here is the question in it’s entirety:
“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.?” S. Man,Denton
This was the most popular question on his questions for his new administration. Despite it’s popular support, some 98% in favor of this legalization, it was the fourth answered. Though his answer was a quite curt and authoritarian no. But does the federal government matter? I think not.
I think the fact that the two citizen measures, which passed the same night he was elected at a higher approval rate among the voters, tell who is taking back the country. The states, and most importantly; the citizens of these states. Michigan passed by an overwhelming majority a Medical Marijuana program despite intense pressure by those groups who make their fortunes off of this prohibition. The police, prison, prosecution, pharmaceutical, oil, and even alcohol and tobacco industries.
Massachusetts, also passed a citizen backed referendum, with the same industries opposing the measure. Theirs made marijuana enforcement effectively null and void. At least for possession of minor amounts.
The past few days have also included new legislation practically flowing through the New Jersey legislation concerning medical marijuana. The governor practically insisted on it’s passage before it made it out of the legislative bodies. These are the states recognizing the inability of the Federal government to control them through finances anymore. It is freedom for all, through the federal governments seeming incompetence. In other words, a conspiracy was averted.
This is not just some wild-eyed conspiratorial scream, though if you had visited my blog post on the Iran/Contra affair (entitled: Back when the Mainstream Media Wasn’t Bought Out Completely), or my post “American Drug War: The Last White Hope,” you would know this. If you haven’t visited these posts, and doubt my claims, I urge you to visit them and then make your decision. They rely on testimony , often from the older mainstream media, from such diverse figures as Oliver North, George Bush, Sr., and even old Reagan. But, I digress.
Many other states are considering the legalization of Marijuana, and indeed it seems as if we are about to break the 25% barrier in it’s legalization in states to some degree of it’s use. This in a country where it is quite legal to advertise pills that create a host of severe, and life-threatening, illnesses in order to rid ourselves of yellow toe-nails. Something I am quite comfortable in living with, especially when the alternative seems to be quite dangerous. Which would be these government approved poisons for profits.
Many hardworking and honest police officers, prosecutors, judges and prison guards back these measures, but the official line has always been a zero tolerance approach which has wrecked our constitution, our economy, and our very right to life itself. But now, we find the state governments weaning themselves off of the federal government’s teats. Their drug war funding is going to go away in favor of revenue from the legalization of Marijuana.
Texas has been attempting to rid itself of these drug laws, simply because they can no longer afford to uphold them. They will sink their own economy if they continue this insanity and they are beginning to wake up to the fact that the war itself is far more destructive to the people and our freedom than any drug known to man.
How many other states will follow suit? How large a percentage of the population will insist they live in a free society? States understand the popular will and it’s growing strength and the truth inherent in our movement; mainly being the drug war is a war AGAINST all human rights, and is pushed the hardest by it’s biggest violators: The Government itself. As I said, go visit those two posts I mentioned earlier before you get all worked up on this matter of government corruption.
Personally, I don’t think it matters what the President does, or doesn’t do. Not anymore. As a nation, I believe we are starting to wake up to the fact that We, the People, are the government. And we are taking it back from the corruption of the traitors who have worked so hard to tear apart our Constitution for their own selfish ends.
I could go on, but I predict there will be more of these movements in the near future. With a government unable to hide it’s atrocities, committed in the name of unquenchable greed and alcoholic-like craving for power over all of us, the states are recognizing the trend in this shift of power. A shift from federalism, to personal accountability and responsibility. A shift that guarantees our freedom lies in our hands. Not some secret shadow government of bankers and corporations. We are winning the revolution. Now is the time to press on with renewed vigor and determination. Peace,
Rev. Jim Lunsford
First Cannabist Church
Your rights are my rights, and vice-versa.