The First Lady has Presidential Executive Authority Too

I just read a news story at by David James about Michelle Obama’s new school lunch mandates through the Department of Agriculture.

It is a very good article and mentions the dissatisfaction of the students where they complain that they do not like the food and they get less food for more money. The article even delves into the question of how does the Constitution give her or the Department of Agriculture the authority to mandate menus in our school cafeterias. A friend told me that the school in Stinnett, TX is only allowed to serve meat 3 times a week and not allowed to bake fresh rolls. I really don’t know if this is typical of menus around the country but if it is, Michelle Obama put all of America’s school children on a diet by Federal Mandate to control childhood obesity.

Where is the public outrage? Why should the Federal Government be in charge of setting menus for anyone? Are we not capable of deciding what to eat? Are forced diets on the rest of us in our future or will they just make food too expensive to eat? If we continue to allow our elected leaders to mandate how we live our lives we will be doomed to a life of slavery. We will have no freedoms unless granted by those in charge.

This is government excess at its worst and only we the people can change it by standing unified, demanding that the government acknowledge and honor our unalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and all the rights guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States. Never should our Government have such a control over how we live our lives, but the only people who can stop it are us. If Americans don’t start standing up for their freedom soon, it will be very difficult to get back. Remember most of the freedom we enjoy was paid for with the blood and fortunes of fine men.

Randy Johnson

Barney Frank’s Proposal to End Marijuana Prohibition

I was just reading a bill proposed to the House of Representatives by Congressman Barney Frank. The Bill H.R 2306 is titled “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011” and can be read at The bill if passed would remove marijuana and its derivatives from the Controlled Substance Act, legalizing the sale, distribution and manufacture of marijuana from a federal standpoint as long as state and local laws are not violated. If state or local laws are violated a federal penalty of not more than a year in prison and or a fine under Title 18 of the United States Code may apply. The Bill, H.R.2306 would do nothing to change the requirements for federally mandated drug testing in the workplace and would serve to reinforce state and local prohibitions against marijuana, but would at least allow people to vote with their feet if they lived in a community that was very anti-marijuana. While the bill is not all we could hope for, the passage of this bill would be a large step in the right direction. The bill is still in committee and is given only a 3% chance of being passed but this is an excellent chance to call or write to your Congressmen and Senators and even the President and let them know you want the war against marijuana and the people who use it to end now. Also keep in mind we only have one Presidential candidate that would like to see marijuana legalized and that man is Gary Johnson. I believe Gary Johnson is a man who would take a stand for freedom and responsible government. Check out his website and compare his platform to that of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

The bill has 20 cosponsors, mostly Democrats with two Republican cosponsors, Congresswoman Dana Rohrabacher of California and Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. Other sponsors include Congressmen and Congresswomen, Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, Rep.Barbara Lee of California, Rep. Jerod Polis of Colorado, Rep. Elanor Norton of Washington DC, Rep. James McDermott of Washington, Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, Rep. Fortney Stark of California, Rep. Michael Honda of California, Rep. Raul Gijalva of Arizona, Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, Rep. Michael Capuano of Massachusetts, Rep. Sam Farr of Califonia, Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, Rep. James Moran of Virginia, Rep Jamis Schakowsky of Illinois and Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine.

If any of these people are your Representatives this would be a good time to call or write and thank them for supporting your freedom. If they are not it might be a good time to look up your Representative and tell them of your displeasure. Their contact information can be found at

We can win this war if we stand united.

Randy Johnson

Our Freedom is in Peril

I just watched a video at about President Obama authorizing the Justice Department to confiscate firearms from anyone caught abusing drugs or alcohol. In effect you might lose your right to bear arms and have all your firearms confiscated for a public intoxication charge. The thing about confiscated property is that it is difficult to prove your property innocent which is required to get it returned to you and you do not have to be found guilty of any crime to have your property confiscated. Property does not have the presumption of innocence that we as citizens are supposed to have as a constitutional right along with the right to bear arms. Actually it has been illegal for anyone who uses any illicit drug or has an alcohol addiction to own firearms or ammunition since the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act which made several amendments to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Marijuana users and people with any drinking problem became felon criminals at that time if they owned a firearm. The police so far have mostly used this law against anyone caught in possession of a firearm while being arrested for possession or sale of illegal drugs or DUI arrests. Now it seems if you are arrested they will ask if you own any firearms or they may already know and confiscate all of your firearms and ammunition and impose more charges against you for possessing illegal firearms.

People who choose to use marijuana have been persecuted and prosecuted for little if any reason for a very long time starting in 1937 at the federal level with a campaign against marijuana based on lies and scare tactics to protect Randolph Hurst and the Dupont company from competition. That continued until 1972 when Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs with marijuana as “public enemy number one”. That war has been waged without any violent protests from marijuana users to this day that I am aware of and yet in 1986, 14 years after our government declared war on us they decided since they were at war with us they should make it illegal for us to own firearms or ammunition. Still no violent protests about our rights being taken away without trial or representation, and now they want to escalate this war against a peaceful portion of society by taking our firearms from our homes so we will be defenseless. Soon we will no longer be able to hide our marijuana use due to the increased surveillance becoming available to local police. Police will soon have the use of high-resolution spy drones, a laser powered molecular scanner that can tell if you use or posses any illegal drugs or alcohol from a distance of 50 meters and will be able to scan large numbers of people simultaneously and pinpoint people in possession of firearms. They will also have the ability to read all your texts and email and track your location for months or even years without making you aware. We will in essence have nowhere to hide and no-knock warrants are becoming much too common.

If you think it can’t get any worse the Department of Homeland Security which seems to control all of the Justice Department is in the process of purchasing enough ammunition to fight a large drawn out war. I fear this election may signal an end of freedom as we know it. President Obama said in his first presidential campaign that he wanted a Federal Police Force as large and well equipped as our military. It may already be in place if he can use our national guard to disarm us as they did the citizens of New Orleans in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

We don’t have a very good choice for president in my opinion. While I liked some of the ideas that Ron Paul presented, trying to play fair with the Republicans seems to have taken him out of the race. Mitt Romney is really the only candidate that presents any serious competition to Obama at this time and his policies are a lot like Obama’s policies in many ways. Both are very anti-drug including marijuana. While Mitt Romney has stated that he will fight the legalization of marijuana tooth and nail, President Obama has a more subversive approach. It seems he will tell you one thing and then do the opposite, like when he said he wouldn’t use the Justice Department to circumvent state medical marijuana laws while he actually increased the interdiction of medical marijuana. He has also said that the war on drugs is a failure yet marijuana arrests are at an all time high under his regime. Mitt Romney is more in favor of gun ownership that President Obama. Both candidates are in favor of government-run health care, Romney just wants to change it to suit himself. Both candidates favor more government control and regulation of our personal lives, just in different ways.Their foreign policies are also similar in their hawkish attitude toward promoting democracy. I just wish they were more in favor of personal freedom.

I have been impressed with Gary Johnson the Libertarian candidate but he has a very slim chance of winning. He is in favor of gun ownership as a basic right. Johnson supports the legalization of marijuana and the restoration of the Constitution as our guide to self-government. Johnson also supports a non-intervention foreign policy platform and fiscal responsibility from our government. Many have said that a vote for an independent will only secure a victory for Obama by taking votes away from the only serious contender. Vote for the lesser of two evils they say. Well I am tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. Both Democrats and Republicans have been marching us down the road to a bigger more intrusive government and our rights are being whittled away faster than I ever imagined possible. Together they have driven our country to the brink of financial ruin and show no sign of changing course. They have a strangle hold on our government and have made independent candidates virtually unelectable with campaign laws stacked against competition, yet our only real hope for change that brings us back to the principles established by our Declaration of Independence and Constitution is to seek leaders who share those values and will fight to preserve our freedom. The most sacred trust we have in our elected officials is that they protect our freedom. Freedom I might add that was paid for with the blood of our fellow Americans. I believe Gary Johnson is such a man.

Whatever your political beliefs are, I implore you to register and vote. It is not the majority of the people who win elections but the majority of those who vote and way too many Americans do not vote, or they vote without knowing what the candidates stand for. To ensure a free America for our children and their children we must take control of our nation back from the Republicans and the Democrats. A candidate who owes allegiance to a political party or the lobbyist that fund their campaigns may not have your best interest at heart.

Please call or write to your Congressmen, Senators and the President and tell them you want an end to the war on marijuana and our freedom restored. If we don’t take a stand for our freedom we will continue to lose it.

Randy Johnson

A Cure For Cancer?

According to an article in The Daily Beast by Martin A Lee, marijuana fights cancer and helps manage side effects. Cristina Sanchez at Complutense University in Madrid was studying cell metabolism and had been screening brain cancer cells because they grow faster than normal cells when she noticed that the cancer cells that were exposed to THC (tetrahydrocanabinol) the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana the cancer cells died. In 1998 she reported her findings in Q Sensei Scholar a European biochemistry journal that THC “induces apoptosis in C6 glioma cells” an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Subsequent peer-reviewed studies in several counties have shown that THC and other cannabinoids are effective not only in treating cancer treatment symptoms such as nausea, pain, loss of appetite and fatigue, they also have a direct antitumoral effect.
A team of Spanish scientists led by Manuel Guzman conducted the first clinical trial assessing the antitumoral action of THC on human beings. Nine patients who had failed to respond to traditional treatment were administered pure THC via catheter directly into the glioblastoma tumors. The THC significantly reduced cell proliferation in all cases.
Also a study by Harvard University scientists reported that THC slows tumor growth in common lung cancer and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread. It is also noted that the THC targets only the tumor cells and leaves healthy cells unharmed. Conventional chemotherapy drugs are indiscriminately toxic to all cells good and bad.
Mounting evidence reported in Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry shows that cannabinoids represent a new class of anti-cancer drugs that retard cancer growth, inhibit angiogenesis (the formation of blood vessels that feed a tumor) and the metastatic spreading of cancer cells.
Dr Sean McAllister a scientist at the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco backed by grants for cancer treatment research by the National Institute of Health and licensed by the DEA has determined that CBD a non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana is a potent inhibitor of breast cancer cell proliferation, metastasis, and tumor growth. It seems to work by turning off expression of the ID-1 gene. The ID-1 gene is important in embryonic development after which it shuts off. In breast cancer and dozens of other cancers this ID-1 gene expression is turned on again. Dr McAllister postulates that CBD by its ability to silence ID-1 expression, could be a breakthrough anti-cancer medication. His research has also shown that CBD acts synergistically with various anti-cancer pharmaceuticals by enhancing their impact while reducing the toxic dosage necessary for maximum effect.
Investigators at St George’s University in London observed similar findings with THC which magnified traditional antileukemia therapies in preclinical studies. THC and CBD both induce apoptosis in leukemia cell lines.
At the annual summer conference of the International Cannabinoid Research Society held in Freiburg, Germany, 300 scientists from around the world met and discussed their latest findings showing the curative properties of THC and other cannabinoids in treating cancers and other degenerating diseases. Italian investigators described CBD as “the most efficacious inducer of apoptosis” in prostate cancer. British researchers at Lancaster University claimed similar results with colon cancer.

Growing and hard to ignore evidence shows that marijuana has a place in modern medicine and our governments steadfast refusal to accept any evidence indicating palliative or curative effects from the use of marijuana is akin to an ostrich sticking its head in the sand.
I urge you to call or write to your Congressmen and Senators and the President of these United States and tell them to either support medical marijuana research or just get the hell out of the way. To deny the sick and dying those things that make life a little easier and ease their suffering is nothing short of barbaric.

Randy Johnson