Lawmen oppose marijuana proposal

A day after more than 300 doctors came out in support of the ballot measure to legalize marijuana, a large group of law enforcement officials came out against it. Those law enforcement…




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The so-called “war” on drugs has, for all practical intents and purposes, has destroyed the 4th Amendment. “Lawmen” who kick down doors and shoot innocent people and pets — surprisingly not all that infrequent an occurance — in wrong-address warrantless no-knock raids don’t seem to mind this type of “accident” nearly as much as the victims do.
So-called “conservatives” — supposedly constitution-friendly (but in reality not) — who believe the “war” is necessary, apparently don’t believe that drugs are poison, not nutrition. Maybe that’s why they don’t believe that, as a practical matter, children can be educated to understand that self-evident fact without simultaneously destroying the U.S. Constitution.
Marijuana can be a useful medicine for over a dozen diseases and conditions treated by Big Pharma’s pharmaceuticals (which are even more poisonous, and not nutrition). For people who care about consuming healthy foods, the prolonged use of pharmaceuticals will rot your kidneys and liver. Marijuana doesn’t do that, which is why Big Pharma lobbies against legalization: you can grow your own medicine. The corrupt establishment (whose central banksters launder Big Drug money) hates self-sufficiency with a passion manifested in both state and federal legislation.
The people who really get my goat are the hypocrites who use tobacco and alcohol and believe they should remain legal, but pot should be illegal. Surely there’s a particularly hot spot in hell reserved specially for them.
Full disclosure: In my foolish youth, I tried to be a “hippy” for a time and smoked some pot recreationally. Now I am an aging teetotaler who is concerned about healthful nutrition and self-ownership in a time when America is turning into a full-blown Orwellian police state with frightening, almost inconceivable, speed. Surely it must be admitted that over forty years can change a man. After all, many notable conservatives were socialists in their youth, for example, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, to name but a few. Even that prototypical conservative, William F. Buckley, favored legalization in his old age, but then he was a realist and fond of logic.
Want to cut health care costs by 80%? Abolish the FDA, as favored by Dr. Mary J. Ruwart, former Libertarian Party presidential candidate (http://bit.ly/bIzcJv).
Constitutionally, politically and economically speaking, America is dying of a heart attack while folks like Stan Hilkey and the Sentinel editorial writers want to grab a toenail clipper and keep marijuana illegal. Go figure.

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