Using drugs now supports
If you were watching the Super Bowl, then
you were subjected to government-funded, cynical claptrap during the commercials.
paraphrase one, "If you use drugs, then
you help support terrorism."
The two commercials that aired as part
of a pretentious $180-million-a-year media campaign aimed at reducing drug
use among youth
in America cost $3.4 million. It is infuriating
that the government would spend so much money blaming Americans for terrorism,
more than half of those in need of drug
treatment do not have access to it.
Recently, in California, terminally ill
patients watched from the streets as federal agents ransacked a marijuana
distribution club, legal
under California law and designed to provide
a safe environment for the sick to receive their medical marijuana. Even
though they had
prescriptions from their doctors, their
medication was taken away. Even though the public spoke out from the polls
and said, "Let those in
need not suffer any longer," the federal
government and its empowered henchmen trampled the state law and condemned
those in need
To further torment them, our government
accuses those who seek relief from their pain of supporting the terrorists
who attacked our
We cannot let the mixed messages of the
government delude us any longer, especially since the majority of illicit
drug users in America
use marijuana, and most of that marijuana
is transported over the border from Mexico, Jamaica and Canada — not from
other terrorist factions.
Sometime during the last century our country
strayed from the logic of nature. If there is a god out there, then he
is the one who created
that plant known as cannabis. If it were
harvested just like corn or wheat, or any other plant, those who buy it
would not have to turn to
violent drug dealers. How dare the government
accuse a body of peaceful citizens of supporting those wretched men who
havoc on our country?
Of course it's not true that all marijuana
users are dying of cancer or have glaucoma. Actually, most probably use
it for the high alone.
Just like those who smoke tobacco. And
just like those who drink alcohol. Why is the distinction made? Why is
there a jail sentence? Is
tobacco helpful to medicine? Can alcohol
not be lethal?
When someone in need is prescribed a medication
and obtains it, the person should not be accused of supporting terrorists,
than likely he or she would be supporting
the economies of our neighboring nations.
And when that is what people are forced
to do by their government, they should not be chastised and ridiculed on
national television in
the name of the war on drugs. That name
has come to signify futility. But now, it's coming to mean something far
worse — hatred. Think
back to the plight of Martin Luther King
Jr., who fought for oppressed people. When did we forget our civic duties?
When did we become