I am a manic depressive and I like to fantasize. One of my favorite fantasies is to testify before the Ways and Means of the U S House of Representatives on appropriating funds for DEA.
My opening statement would be two questions
1 Is drug prohibition making our country more tranquil and safe?
2. Would I be in contempt of Congress when I laugh at your answer?
Here is a list of drugs for which we insist our state put in place, any law, with any penalty, to insure we do not have these substances in our possession. The writers of our constitution, our forefathers, never intended for anyone to have the power to make this happen. If we can get all to think only about these, “evil drugs” (sic) then we do not have to think about these laws.
When an individual can hate Jews, blacks, Irish, Muslims, gays or any other person not fitting his idea of perfection, he should have no problem at all hating a God made matter that he has no idea of its value.
As always the evil lies in our hearts.
As I read Robert “Bob” Caldwell letter to the editor, I feel sad. First, I wish to say I do not think they are successful or unsuccessful. They do the very best they can and the rest is in God’s hands. Second, I feel sad about our public policy set in place this does not curtail this from happening.
Our policy is nothing more than a continuation of our prohibition laws. Examine our policy, our law enforcement sees and individual driving outside the law. He stop the the person and he thinks he is drinking or using other drugs. One or two physical tests are made on site, if the tests are positive the driver is taken to a center to determine if his blood level is at an arbitrary level that he is not able to drive. Then he goes into the justice system to face penalties according to his wealth. If he is not drinking all other charge carry little thought. All seem to think it is the correct policy. When it does not work, we add penalties. Adding these harsh penalties has not made Mr. Bob’s job any easier. By his own words he may doing more of it.Let’s look at this in a different manner. Driving an automobile, truck of any size, or motorcycle on a public highway is not a, “Right”, it is a, “Privilege,” given to us by a department of our state that builds and maintains these highways we demand to have. I believe a policy of regulations, not laws, should be developed for who may get and maintain this Privilege. Take the emphasis off the drinking put it on the driving. An individual that cannot touch the point of his nose with his forefinger when holding either arm out perpendicular to his body does need to be driving. A legal implication would only occur when one was excising that Privilege without permission as with the owner of a restaurant or employing people and not obeying the laws subject to that activity.
Operating a moving object that weighs 2000 pounds or more, any speed, requires a clear mind, eye, hand and feet coordination, quick reflexes, good judgment and a proper understanding of all highway regulations. Also the vehicle being operated must made and maintained to operate under highway standards. We consecrate on the drinking while we give minimum attention to the others.
Here we turn our anger into resentment and we seek revenge. While we are not totally honest with those responsible for the actions causing our anger. We seek punishment instead of clarity and honestly in acceptable behavior.
I am in the process of watching the HBO film clips of their show on addiction. The third one I watched was,“The Science of Relapse”,
Let me get this straight, we prohibit the manufacture, sale and possession of drugs for the purpose of keeping our populace from becoming drug addicts. Some say we have 23 million people that have some problem with drug addiction. Now the way to treat this drug addiction is to give them another drug.
This is very hard for the son of a Kentucky tobacco farmer to understand. I do not believe the prevention or the treatment is working.
Daily cartoon for March 9, 2007
Your cartoon on above date was one of the best messages put forth for this nation I have seen in the past few years.
I have have been an advocate for ending drug prohibition for 20 years. Our drug laws have put forth the individuals you portray and taken away the dignity of the parent and given them a pride that kills. The child is left with nothing but a group of indifferent individuals totally without LOVE and are short on facts about what they can achieve.
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I wonder oh wonder what is causing this little problem.
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As with all people talking about drug laws this is in a 12 minute video and was spoken in the last 45 seconds. You gotta be patience and astute when a politician is talking about this issue.
Twenty Eighth Amendment
The state shall not prohibit any individual from inhaling, ingesting, injecting or inserting any substance into their body.
The state shall not prohibit the sale of any substance unless it can be proven it is a danger to our national security.
No court, civil or criminal, shall allow evidence that a mood altering substance has been used in an action under court review.
This plan will end the ”Drug War” and will:
Restore individual rights taken away via drugs i.e. police search and seizure of property.
Stop destroying worldwide drug trade that demands use of our military to control.
End the imprisonment of nonviolent persons.
End violent marketplaces in our inter cities.
Collect a new tax to help aid people with untreatable drug illnesses
Free resources to help Homeland security.
Put a blind and equal justice into our courts.
It is easy for me to understand the fear people have when they are confronted by those who abuse psychoactive substances. For the first 35 years of my life I thought keeping these substances from those senseless creeps would make for a tranquil society.
I have closely watched our law enforcement and judicial system attempting to accomplish this feat with more powers, larger forces, stiffer penalties, and more political support for 31 years. I see our country of 300 million become the family of an alcoholic/drug addict. We are going to see the drug addict never get drugs or alcohol. We fight and kill but we are not going to talk about it. If we did somebody might think we have an alcoholic in the house. We scream and yell at each other and we awake, all is well. We go about our business as if nothing has happened. Daddy is drinking again but mama is charge. We will go hide while she does it.
Will we never look at our own actions and stop looking at the addict? Will we ever think we can actually stop the addict from putting psychoactive substances into his body? Will we ever understand we do not have to?
I have learned from personal experience these senseless creeps are mentally ill and their families have become unable to cope with their illness.
There is a better way.