Gil Kerlikowske says that "Marijuana legalization - for any purpose - is a nonstarter in the Obama administration." The fact of the matter is that the law which established his agency and created his job also directs that he lie to the American people and thwart their stated will. This cannot be, where are we, in China? Tell our leaders to put a stop to this, demand that the office of Drug Czar and the Office of National Drug Control Policy be abolished as a whole.
Let us remind them that this is our government, they must hear our voice and serve our nation, not contrive to stifle discussion and science with bad legislation.
As a people we grow and learn and as we learn we must have the courage to recognize that not every action we took in the past was good, right or proper. The legislation which established the ONDCP is fatally flawed in that it forces it's director to oppose any efforts by the people to legalize certain substances, despite and regardless of what new science shows or the people's will becomes. This forces the "Drug Czar" and all of the agency's staff to lie to us, they must oppose legalization, whether for recreation or medication, it's the law.
We were promised science based government when President Obama took office, we are demanding that now.
When this legislation was written, prohibition was in it's heyday, intuitively, people thought that stopping the People from harming themselves was the correct thing to do, despite themselves. They would save all of us despite our rights and freedoms, they would force us to do as they saw fit, right and proper. We are told that the people are ahead of the politicians on this issue and that politicians are afraid to accept reform because they fear they will not win reelection or be seen in a negative light.
Please let this letter and these responses be our voice to you, we are saying it now, we want this; as a people, we have the votes and we have a majority, end the drug war and we will support you.
We, as a people, have slowly sacrificed so many of our God given rights to this tragedy that is the drug war, Mr. President, Members of the House and Senate, listen, we will say it softly so that you know we are serious, we want our freedom back. Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, China and too, too many others institutionalized lying to their people- always for "Their own good" we won't have it in America, listen, this is us saying it, we the people will not have it in America.
Abolish an agency that only exists to deny the people a chance to debate and change at need, abolish the ONDCP.
Thank you for your time.
Title VII Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998: H11225:
Responsibilities. –The Director– [...]
(12) shall ensure that no Federal funds appropriated to the Office of National Drug Control Policy shall be expended for any study or contract relating to the legalization (for a medical use or any other use) of a substance listed in schedule I of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) and take such actions as necessary to oppose any attempt to legalize the use of a substance (in any form) that–
is listed in schedule I of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812);
has not been approved for use for medical purposes by the Food and Drug Administration;
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