Ooooops! Who spilled the beans?
Bonnie Colleen McCool
America gets an F in two out
of three public safety indicators comparing world governments' statistics
concerning homicides, assaults and thefts. The US is a material world so we
get just above average marks for protection from and solving thefts. Where
our government fails is in protecting us from and solving homicides and assaults.
Across the US last year 40%
of the murders, almost 60%
of the rapes and about half
of the aggravated assaults went unsolved. The horrendous cumulative effect
of this is becoming obvious. While we police individual recreational and medicinal
use of drugs; murderers and violent sexual predators roam free.
Warriors can earn their pay
and get their adrenaline rush catching murderers, sexual predators and other
perpetrators of violence. Many of whom we know are out there, somewhere. Then
our peace keepers will truly be making our neighborhoods safer.
The Netherlands drug policy
of peace; no drug war cost and no ruined lives, is worth considering. They
tax cannabis just like any other commodity and medicinal use is legal. They
incarcerate one per thousand of their citizens compared to seven out of every
thousand of US citizens behind bars; making the "Land of the Free"
have the largest prison system in the world. A recent survey showed 19% of
Dutch teens have tried cannabis and less than 3% have ever used any illegal
drug. Their public schools are exemplary while ours sometimes seem more like
prisons than institutions of learning and free thought.
Switzerland and Netherlands
do a much better job with their violent crime. Their drug laws help lessen
the harm to society by triggering less assaults and homicides. Their teen
drug use is down. Could it be because they live in a safer, saner world? Maybe,
but California's teen use of marijuana is down so maybe it has more to do
with drug sales being handled by legitimate business people less likely to
sell to a child or to recruit a minor to sell to their peers.
The truth is out and spreading
like wildfire! It will not be suppressed, until every household knows the
clamor, the swelling protest, exposing dark, dirty secrets of heinous crimes
Cannabis medicines were once the
drugs of choice in the United States. Until they were declared
illegal, they had been used in about 30 prescription medicines for a 100 specific
In a cannabis study on cancer
conducted in 1974, researchers at the Medical College of Virginia, who had
been funded by the National Institute of Health to find evidence that marijuana
damages the immune system, instead found that THC slowed the growth of three
kinds of cancer in mice - lung and breast cancer, and a virus-induced leukemia.
The Drug Enforcement Agency shut down that study and buried that life saving
information. In 2000, it was validated again when researchers in Madrid announced
they had destroyed incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC,
the active ingredient in cannabis.
This is the biggest scandal,
much bigger than sex in the oval office! Yet where are the headlines? Where
is the outrage in major news media? Are they like Mexican journalist, afraid
to tell truth to power? Fear losing their jobs not their lives, so far at
Big pharmacy lobbyist have
paid for road blocks to cannabis research. For all these decades, the medical
profession has been treating cancer patients to killer cocktails of antiangiogenesis
drugs that cut off the blood supply to tumors while also killing healthy cells!
Ifosfamide destroys the patients bladder and kidneys. And as a last hope treatment,
thaledomide, the sleeping pill that produced clubfeet and webbed fingers will
also starve tumors. These poison drip cocktails come with side effects you
can count on to make life no longer worth living. Radiation is another poisonous,
"cure" and surgery often triggers the cancer to spread. We all know
someone who has suffered these hellish treatments. One day these, "cures,"
will be looked on as a step back to the dark ages in medicine.
Have you heard about the cancer
study in California which showed that people who smoke marijuana are less
at risk of developing lung cancer than tobacco smokers? Cancer
Monthly in May 2006 published an article stating the FDA lost more credibility
by insisting "no sound scientific
studies" support the medical use of marijuana, dismissing and contradicting
highly regarded scientists.
Texas polled at 75% overall
for medical marijuana. At the center or heart of this great state that number
jumped to 83%!
10 Pot Studies Government Wished it Had Never Funded"
10) MARIJUANA USE HAS NO EFFECT
9) HEAVY MARIJUANA USE AS
A YOUNG ADULT WONT RUIN YOUR LIFE
8) THE GATEWAY EFFECT
MAY BE A MIRAGE
7) PROHIBITION DOESNT
WORK (PART I)
6) PROHIBITION DOESNT
WORK (PART II:
Does prohibition Cause theGATEWAY
5) OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER (PART I)
4) OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER, (PART II)
3) OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER (PART III)
2) OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER (PART IV)
1) MARIJUANA DOES HAVE MEDICAL VALUE
more about these studies here.
Harassing the sick and dying
is un-American and un-Christian activity! We have spent close to a trillion
dollars waging war on a disease, a sickness! We lock up sick people. Use is
considered abuse so nonviolent recreational users are incorrectly locked up
as addicts. Rarely is the true addict treated as a patient instead of a criminal.
There is a connection between
violence and alcohol or pharmaceuticals including school violence. The tobacco,
alcohol and pharmaceuticals gangs deal drugs that kill
many more annually than all illicit drugs. We tolerate their salesmen!
We can never agree on everything
but surely we can agree that responsible behavior; weighing the choices and
making a safer, wiser decision is to be encouraged in America not criminalized..
Cannabis is the safest health choice in recreational drugs and as medicine
it does not have the negative side effects of many prescription drugs. A policy
that disregards science and punishes families of citizens for making a safer
health choice in a recreational or medicinal drug is bordering on insanity
or reefer madness.
Medicine has become just another
big business with profits more important than the well being of the individual.
Our under treatment of pain is medieval or just plain evil! Dr. David E. Joranson
of the University of Wisconsin Medical school thinks, "The use of pain
medications has become a crime story when it should be a health care story."
Most Americans and Texans agree and believe health care is the responsibility
of the individual. The use of marijuana has been demonized and made a crime,
when in truth, it is a health care story about a safer choice!
Texas increased its spending
on cell blocks by 346% between 1986 and 2000. During that same period spending
for higher education increased 47%.
The,"World Prison Population
List" (seventh edition), by Roy Walmsley is out with the latest available
information. The US holds top ranking at 738 per 100,000 people. Our closest
competitors Russia with 611. Texas has an imprisonment rate pushing 1,000
out of every 100,000. "There's no country on the planet - no dictatorship
on earth - as comfortable with locking people up as the state of Texas."
-- Tami Halphen, A
Blue Activist in a Red State
U.S. police arrested
an estimated 829,625 persons for marijuana violations in 2006, according to
the latest FBI annual Uniform
Crime Report. That total, the highest ever recorded for marijuana violations,
made up 44 percent of all drug arrests.
"After millions of people arrested and
incarcerated, it is clear that the "war on drugs" has reshaped the
way America responds to crime and ushered in an era of instability and mistrust
in countless communities." According to a new report from the
Sentencing project, a half million poor souls are presently incarcerated
for drug offenses. Drug abusers deserve medical help. Instead we lock them
in prison, a breeding ground for crime.
The drug war obviously exacerbates,
rather than reduces, racial prejudice! The White incarceration rate nationwide
was 393 per 100,000, Latino-957 and Black-2,531. Texas number of offenders
supervised per 100,000 is 34.8% higher than the national average, incarcerating
3,734 Blacks, 1,152 Latinos and 694 Whites out of every 100,000 people, as
of February 2005.
Our DEA overseers have harassed the sick and
dying, shamed and destroyed families, locked up and killed many (including
enforcement) over one of the safest therapeutically active plants known to
man; while FDA"overseers"allowed more pharmaceutical killers on
the market. Both agencies exacerbate problems instead of solving them. They
should be disbanded.
When we fight against drugs, we fight for
the souls of our fellow Americans," said President Bush. Like flagellant
priests, overzealous drug warriors draw blood daily from their brothers for
their medicinal and recreational drug use. Don't let them carry this nation
one step further down this depraved path!
Fellow Americans, we are out
of control! We, the people, have no say in the running of this country. We
have turned over the reins to a few cold-hearted, power-mad evil doers with
little or no ethics, who in a careless bloodletting, feeding frenzy worship
nothing more than the almighty dollar.
War is a tool governments
use to make us more accepting of their waste of our precious lives and resources.
War creates a booming economy for some on the suffering of many. The Iraq
war and drug war are smokescreens for corruption but something smells rotten!
Politics and money, is there a way to separate them?
Changing whose in charge
will not effect much. The real cause of this huge quagmire of failed policy
is the beast, big government, that money hungry beast, Uncle Sam! Ma
Freedom tells it like it is! The beauty of it is when we focus on downsizing
our government we regain our roots of self-government and secure the blessings
of liberty for ourselves and future generations.
The World Trade Organization
and the United Nations are more big government, money hungry beasts that we
must tame or cut down to size. Both are meant to be helpful organizations
devoted to fairness and cooperation between nations and to preserving life
as we know it. In reality, as with most big government programs it doesn't
work that way! They often make things worse for the very people they're intended
to help, making us pay with our precious lives and resources.
the World" is the official name of our Statue of Liberty. Boy did we
miss the boat somewhere! With more people in prison here than anywhere else
on earth, is this the way to be the land of the free? With modern unbiased,
science based statistical reporting, we can see where our laws are causing
more harm than good and change accordingly. We can't take that necessary evil,
money out of the equation but we can demand compassionate policy and ethics
from our leaders when peace lovers, liberty lovers, true patriots unite!
Leaders responsible for current
quagmire will one day answer to a higher power for their crimes against humanity.
It's time to end the terror by changing our intrusive, big-bully policies,
both foreign and domestic. The monetary costs are staggering and the human
Big government programs
are costly and wasteful, diverting money and energy from more positive, productive
local uses. Enmasse we pack the punch that will streamline and transform these
money hungry beasts into user friendly tools that work, as intended, for us
not against us. When ethics rule, we make, "His Kingdom come" as
was planned by the Spirit of 1776 as shown in
our Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and reinforced by the Bill
The separation of church
and state allows other faiths. That does not mean erase any reference to the
Creator and the Bible from our money and any state function, building, etc.
Knowing our Christian roots is key to remaining true
to the "Spirit" of our constitution and
to our founding father's vision of self-government leading to abundance -
free of tyranny and oppression. Have you ever wondered
Would the Founders Do Today?
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Getting Out the Vote
Voters for Peace Pledge! "I will not vote for or support any candidate
for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq,
and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her
Be sure to register
to vote and find out who
is on the ballot in your state in the next election. To find out the Lone
Star state races go to the Texas
voters guide. More information on Congress activities can be found each
day on Congress.org.
You can find out your current races through either.
Why don't more Americans vote?
During the last four decades of presidential elections only 54 percent of
eligible voters cast their ballots. America ranks 35th in voter turnout out
of the world's prominent democracies. Our numbers are embarrassing compared
to Italy's 90 percent, Germany's 80 percent, France and Canada's 76 percent,
Britain's 75 percent and Japan's 71 percent.
Voters on the bottom rung
of income and education in America are voting at rates half those of their
wealthier, well-educated counterparts. Fueling this indifference are feelings
of oppression, alienation, powerlessness and cynicism with no real hope for
change. In Nevada, for example, 3,688 persons voted for "None of These
Candidates" in the 2004 presidential election (Nevada is the only state
that allows this option). Many around the country are so disenchanted with
the American dream of self government they rarely vote or just don't bother
with it at all..
The federal war on drugs is
largely responsible for voter apathy. Getting children to snitch on their
parents; getting parents to drug test and rat on their children; harassing
the sick and dying is despicable and against American ideals. Prohibition
destroys families without compunction or compassion. There are millions of
orphaned American children because of the drug war.
Friedman says, "If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us
candidates worth voting for." Last November he felt he was running against
apathy, mostly. People have died to give us the right to vote; please, use
it. People have died protecting our freedom. If we continue on our present
course they will have died in vain. We still have the power to change!
James Werner recent Libertarian candidate
for governor of the Great State of Texas says, "With your help, we can
restore lost civil liberties, return government to its rightful and limited
role, and insure a safe and prosperous future for all Texans!" He is
the only candidate, among recent hopefuls, who supports reducing the size
of state government and favors dramatically increasing your personal freedom.
Read about REFORM candidates running for office
THE DRUG WAR!