This letter was mailed today to the President, all members of the United States Congress and to several news organizations to try to reach as many Americans as possible.
To the President of the United States, to members of the United States Congress, and to all Americans,
As Americans we are supposed to be a free people. Our Declaration of Independence even goes so far as to state that we have unalienable rights ordained by God and among those rights are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. These three items encompass the whole of how we choose to live our lives from the choices we make about religion to the type of food we choose to consume and how much. It also encompasses our choices of what are acceptable risks for us in our daily lives and our right to self-defense. If we are not allowed to choose what risks are acceptable for us as individuals we are not free at all, but only free to do as we are told. In short, decisions about our own personal health and safety are ours. They do not belong to society or to those who govern us. Our freedom was paid for with the blood of fellow Americans. The most sacred trust we have in our elected officials is that they protect that freedom.
The war against marijuana and the people who use marijuana is a direct assault on those rights and needs to end immediately. We are not the enemy of this country, we are Americans. We have been legally separated from society, labeled criminals, denied employment, had our children removed from our custody, had our property seized, stripped of our Second Amendment rights, and are no longer secure in our personal property due to improper searches. We have neither been represented nor had a chance to present any defense in face of the accusations of our supposed harm to society. Should we not have had a day in court before being stripped of our constitutional rights?
It is time for these hostilities to end. It is time to end the war against marijuana and the people who use it. Our freedoms are just as important as anyone else’s. Of the 3 most common recreational drugs, alcohol, tobacco and marijuana; marijuana is the safest from a medical standpoint and safer than alcohol from an at risk behavior standpoint. What is so horrible about marijuana that society must try to ruin our lives? We are not harming this country. If marijuana use is so offensive that it cannot be seen in public, then forbid public display, but stop ruining people’s lives for choosing a drug that is safer for the individual and society than alcohol or tobacco and leave us alone. All we really want is to live in peace with society. We are not the enemy, we are Americans.
Please support house bill H.R 2306 titled “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011
706 S. McGee St.
P.O. Box 5170
Borger, TX 79008-5170
Dear Mr. Johnson:
Thank you for contacting my office with your kind words regarding me being an original cosponsor of HR 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act. I always appreciate hearing from people who are concerned about the future of our nation.
Letter sent from Congressman Mac Thornberry Oct 15, 2012
Mr. Randy Johnson
P.O. Box 5170
Borger, TX 79008
Dear Mr. Johnson,
Thank you for writing to me about the legalization of marijuana. I appreciate hearing from you.
My opposition to legalizing marijuana is based on a wealth of information from medical and law enforcement authorities. The American Medical Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Glaucoma Society, the Academy of Opthamology, former U.S. drug czar Gereral Barry McGaffrey, and the American Cancer Society have all rejected the claim that marijuana has any therapeutic value. In addition the National Institute on Drug Abuse conducted an exhaustive review of the medical literature and found little or no effectiveness of marijuana when used for medical puposes.
Furthermore, the bulk of our law enforcement community insists that legalization may increase crime and traffic fatalities and will hamper their efforts to prevent the spread of all types of drugs into our communities.
Thank you again for contacting me.
Member of Congress
Email recieved from Senator Rand Paul
October 22, 2012
Dear Mr. Johnson,
Thank you for contacting me regarding the legalization of marijuana. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this issue.
The Ending Federal Prohibition on Marijuana Act of 2011 (H.R. 2306) would amend the Controlled Substances Act to remove marijuana from the list of substances illegal under the Act, except that it would remain illegal to ship or transport marijuana to states or localities where it remains illegal. H.R. 2306 was introduced on June 23, 2011, and referred to the House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce Committees, where it awaits further consideration. Please be assured I will keep your thoughts in mind should this or similar legislation come before me in the Senate.
Once more, thank you for sharing your thoughts. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance in the future. I look forward to hearing from you again.
Rand Paul, MD
United States Senator
Thanks Sue, This is only the first letter. I have plans for many more. I do believe there are many benefits to society from marijuana and hemp. With our governments efforts to stiffle research and use of marijuana a lot of benefits may go undiscovered. Please call or write you representatives and let them know how you feel. All of my articles can be copied and pasted or printed and mailed. We can win this war if we stand united and express our wishes.
i loved your letter. maybe bring up that hemp can be used for fuel, cloth, paper as well as its yet known & unknown medicinal benefits. a whole new industry with all kinds of job opportunities…. just a thought. citizen sue