Judicial system

Some time in the past I was watching C-SPAN. Some kind of forum about drug use and abuse in the judiciary was being discussed. My attention was caught when a judge from Maryland spoke. He had been hearing and deciding cases related to drug related issues. I will try as best I can how this judge, a very smart and articulate man, related this story on cable TV. He said. “I met a young man that had been in my court some years earlier”. He continued, “I was very soft on the lad because of sympathy.” Then he related what the young man said, ” You know if you had given me a harder sentence I would have gotten off the drugs quicker.” The judge appeared to believe what the lad had said was accurate.

I fell out of my chair and turned the TV off. I would like to say this is a case where two fools met. I really think it is too complicated for that statement. What are these two men going to do when they met again under the same circumstances. My first thought why should judge be involve in the treatment of drug addiction. It is something like a miner being asked to be a college professor. Maybe a dairy farmer being a OBGYN. It might work but I doubt it. Now ask yourself why would a brilliant man accept the responsibility for the last years of young man’s drug addiction? Why would he think the young man was telling the truth or if he was how would he know he could have quit quicker?

We must get our drug treatment out of the Judicial system. They are not trained in that manner. I want to say , “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Luke 23:34
Author: harold

A look at Drug Laws

I am not sure how this sites wishes to end the drug war. The more I study this debate, I find there is much division among the anti-drug war advocates on how the drug war should end. This tells me there is much prejudice in thinking on use and abuse of alcohol and drugs. My experience leads me to look at this situation a little different than most. My belief that this dragon must be slain by removing its head. Picking at the sores will only make the issue more complicated and create more prejudice

It is my thinking from my experience that our Government at all levels should discontinue:

1. Denying citizens access to drugs and alcohol on the thought that this deniability with stop the spread of addiction and will cure the addict or alcoholic.

Our Government at all levels should Start.

2. Offering protection to its citizen from products the buyer does not wish to purchase or use.

3. Start using the power of all branches of government at all levels to end the prejudices of addict. To hold the people accountable for their action. Allow the addict to chose his own pursuit of happiness within the law that follows the aforementioned considerations.

I have put these thought in a very amateur manner on another post

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Please note, discussed in earlier thread, I am an alcoholic, I have never used a drug that is now considered illegal, nor do I wish to start.
Author: harold

Shield the drug Addict

In our belief any scheme of combating alcoholism which proposes to shield the sick man from temptation is doomed to failure. If the alcoholic tries to shield himself he may succeed for a time, but usually winds up with a bigger explosion than ever. We have tried these methods. These attempts to do the impossible have always failed.

This text is for a fellowship that has given aid and comfort to 10 million people in the past 69 years. The history from this text has proven it is accurate. I wonder if any of the drug warriors would put down their guns if the were inform of this fact.

Author: harold

Board opposes firing of pot-smoking officer

This is conflicting for me. I think it is always wise for those that enforce the law to obey the law. However I do not think there should be laws that make his behavior illegal. On the same thought if his smoking pot interferers with his performance, he should be disciplined. Not because he smoked pot but because his job performance is not as required.

Author: harold