Life is the future, not the past. The past can teach us, through experience, how to accomplish things in the future…But only the future holds life. To live in the past is to embrace what is dead. To live life to its fullest, each day must be created anew. As rational, thinking beings, we must use our intellect, not a blind devotion to what has come before, to make rational choices.
More true words were never written. 2016 is gone, never to return again. We can use the experiences of past years to teach us how to get things done. And, the only effective way to get things done is to use our intellects and make rational choices, rather than have a blind devotion to what has come before.
In the context of defending and spreading freedom, including the use of marijuana for both medical and recreational use, let’s look at what has come before. Well, the majority of people view marijuana users as dope heads and thus they obstinately, irrationally, and/or are unfairly intolerant of ideas, opinions, or beliefs of marijuana use that differ from their own, and are intolerant of the people who hold those ideas. In other words, they exercise bigotry. Bigotry is central to denying freedom, whether it be due to race, gender, religious beliefs, nationality, or life choices, such as using marijuana. For example, bigotry allowed the German and Russian peoples to help Hitler and Stalin murder millions due to their religious beliefs. Bigotry also allowed otherwise good people to enslave blacks, murder and displace the American Indian, and a host of other tragedies in history. These are but a few of historic examples. But, make no mistake, bigotry is at the base of every thought and action whose ultimate purpose is to deny and destroy freedom.
As for denying the freedom to ingest marijuana, bigotry against it and its users led to the criminalizing the use and possession of a natural plant. It currently allows governmental actors to charge, convict and cage people simply for using that natural plant. Men, women and children are killed and forcibly taken from their families for exercising their freedom, while harming no one’s life, liberty or property. More recently, it also led to the MI State Police crime labs to knowingly and fraudulently falsify marijuana test findings in order for prosecutors to get criminal convictions of its users where they would otherwise not be able to do so.
Many people believe that Michigan made great strides where marijuana is concerned because the people demanded medical marijuana. Think again, criminal charges and convictions are skyrocketing. The scheme drafted by the legislature in response to the vote of the people was to draft a law that should the people follow, they will automatically be guilty of a crime. Let’s face it, if you are allowed to have 12 plants under the law. Yet, if you harvest those twelve plants, you are guilty of felony manufacturing, maintaining a drug house, and possession with the intent to deliver, because you will have about 100 or more ounces of marijuana. Giving the parasites in the legislature their intellectual due one must conclude that THEY DESIGNED THE LAW TO FURTHER DESTROY YOUR FREEDOM!
Some think the new additions to the law, effective December, 2016, will be better. Think again!!! The new marijuana law additions deny the protections of the 4th Amendment to those who grow, transport, process, test and sell medical marijuana to patients. According to the new laws, you have 3 options: Give up your privacy, which is the cornerstone of freedom, don’t be involved with medical marijuana, or potentially go to prison. Still think the new laws are going to help you obtain freedom?
Make no mistake, it is not a war on drugs, it is a WAR ON FREEDOM! But how can the average person help to win against the government actors’ war on freedom? You must DESERVE VICTORY. First, learn the role bigotry plays in providing ammunition to your oppressors. Second, talk about the role bigotry plays to your friends, family, and people you meet. Third, do not support your oppressors by allowing bigotry to guide your choices at the ballot box. In other words, do not vote to take away, or to not allow, freedom to others, so long as their actions do not harm another’s life, liberty or property, merely because you disagree with them. This is the only way to win against the war on freedom. If this is not done, then we give support to the war against our own freedom.
Till next month, keep rolling on.
Disclaimer: This is an informational article only. It is not to provide individual legal advice. If you need legal services, feel free to contact me, or any attorney of your choosing.