April 17, 2008 – Washington, DC, USA
Washington, DC: Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced H.R. 5842, the “Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act,” earlier today. This bill would make federal authorities respect states’ current laws on medicinal cannabis and end DEA raids on facilities distributing medical marijuana legally under state law.
Representative Paul, whose presidential campaign prominently featured the ending of the drug war as a platform plank, was joined by Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) in sponsoring this bill.
“I think marijuana is a helpful medical treatment for the people who have intractable nausea,” Paul said in a 2004 House debate regarding a similar measure. “I would like to point out this is not something strange that we are suggesting here. For the first 163 years of our history in this country, the federal government had total hands off, they never interfered with what the states were doing.”
Twelve states have approved the use of medical marijuana, beginning with California in 1996 with the passage of Proposition 215. The DEA continues to raid and harass medicinal cannabis dispensaries operating within these states’ laws. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have both indicated they would end such raids should they be elected.
Michigan will vote on an initiative to adopt medical cannabis legislation this November. Minnesota and Rhode Island’s respective legislatures are also considering pro-reform legislation this year.
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The more you learn the truth… you start seeing lies everywhere!
“Change” is everywhere. Ironically, Barack Obama is not. Observe… subliminal advertising upon your subconscious mind. Will you let it?
At about 00:20, even Kieth Olbermann emphasizes the word “change” when he speaks. And this is not a solitary incident.
A message to anyone out there who believes Obama is a wonderful speaker, inspiring, and intellectual:
Please, please consider the possibility that presidential candidates are not chosen by the people. I’d bet you didn’t know much about Barack Obama before this ‘campaign’ began. Like all the other mainstream candidates, Obama was chosen. You have to see the fact: it’s a game!
You need to ask yourself, “Who is controlling this game?”
And realize the fact that the best way to win a game is to control it from both sides. “Democrat” and “Republican” doesn’t really mean anything. Sure, they represent the difference between right and left, but the point is that you’re not really given choice – only the illusion of choice.
This is true… it’s like a game show, or a beauty pageant. We’re not supposed to choose the best candidate for policy, we’re just getting the chance to ‘change’ what person will play president. But policy, war, financial chaos… there will be no such change with a mainstream media candidate. But at least he’ll be able to speak articulately!
“We may not look alike, but yes, we share a common bloodline.”
“If only they knew what we do at Bohemian Grove!”
“If you want to make an omelet, you have to crack some eggs!”
“Calm down slaves… take your drugs, watch Fox News, and everything is going to be alright!”
By his own admission, John McCain is breaking the law. His latest spending report has him $4 million over the limit he imposed on himself when he accepted public financing.
We’re not about to let this stand, so on Tuesday we filed an FEC complaint against the McCain campaign (check out the video of delivery to the right). Now we’re set for a second larger delivery of 30,000 signatures of Americans who won’t stand by while John McCain breaks the law.
Like many other libertarians, I’m very enthused to see Gravel join the libertarian party. Like he says, the democratic party doesn’t really represent his views.
Though I don’t believe that running on the libertarian ticket will give him a chance to win, when libertarians are already so highly focused on Ron Paul’s campaign. Nevertheless, Gravel for president is our second best choice.
But unfortunately, if Ron Paul wins the nomination and Gravel is still in the race on the libertarian ticket, we couldn’t get a Paul-Gravel vote. (Or could we?)
An example of how badly America needs an education?
Fewer than enough of us know what’s actually going on in the world or even in our own country. So you see, it is up to those of us who do know to get out there and talk to people. Even if you aren’t prepared to give the answers, at least present the questions. Just talk about it! Raise the interest. Whatever happens, don’t let ignorance prevail.
Politics bores people, but that’s the problem: too many of us aren’t educated. A big question I want to know is… why don’t we know? The Department of Education has failed! Or, has it succeeded? Does the Fed want us to be uneducated – in the history of our country, in the Rights that we were given?
No! Generally speaking, I’d bet more Americans are educated in the life of celebrities than on their civil liberties. Can you name all the Rights the Constitution gave to The People? Do you even know where the Bill of Rights is in the Constitution? Why didn’t they teach us?
How many people out there can recite their Rights? Well, I went to federal (public) schools for most of my life, and I was never taught a damn thing about the Constitution until I took an introductory class to politics in University.
So how many American’s didn’t take a politics class in university? How many were taught in high school? How many thought that school sucked, so didn’t pay attention in class anyways?
Despite how stupid these people might seem, all they really need is the motivation and a bit of understanding. Once people get a taste of the truth, they’ll be begging for more, and they will stand up for their freedoms.
As the joke goes, “Ron Paul doesn’t deliver babies with his hands, he reads them the Bill of Rights and they come crawling out for freedom.” If people just knew the truth, they would be begging to have their Rights back.
“Spread the word.” – Ron Paul
Read full article here.
Ron Paul’s long-term thinking in dangerous times
March 17, 2008
The present crowd of liberally educated elitists controlling government decisions and policies has practiced a whole range of enlightened ideas which goes against all common sense. Repeatedly hawked by the liberal media, we see a continuing rash of resolutions and laws enacted which make little sense to most Americans. “We the people” feel threatened by this continued lack of cohesion between “us and them.”
While Paul stressed that this is a contest between “two ideologies,” it boils down to either a nation under the U.S. Constitution or taking the course of all previously civilized nations — to a form of graduated socialism which almost always ends in some form of totalitarianism.
Right this moment America stands at the bottom of a stored-up ocean of debt that encompasses the next hundred years. Leading to a nation without liberty and freedom, America will become a gigantic, tax and spend, socialist government.
“We the people” sense that Ron Paul is right in so many ways about America. Ultra-strong on his economic sense, he understands what the majority of Congress, the President’s administration and the people fail to comprehend.
He knows in his heart that America must look to her own survival as a matter of course instead of following our present road to Hell.
Ron Paul opposes both the Republican and Democratic proposals to renew the telecom surveillance bill. Following is his speech before the US House of Representatives, Friday, March 14, 2008.
I rise in opposition to this latest attempt to undermine our personal liberties and violate the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. This bill will allow the federal government to engage in the bulk collection of American citizens’ communications. In effect, it means that any American may have his electronic communications monitored without a search warrant.
As such, the bill clearly violates the Fourth Amendment, which states:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”