Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Burn Fire on the Supreme(ly) Ignorant Court

From the Media Awareness Project website: Author: Warren Richey, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
"Two California women have no right to use locally grown marijuana for medical purposes when federal drug statutes outlaw its use under any circumstances.
In an important decision announced Monday dealing with the balance of governmental powers, the US Supreme Court ruled that the federal government has the authority under the US Constitution to override a state law permitting the medical use of marijuana. The 6-to-3 decision is a defeat for California and nine other states with similar medical marijuana laws. It is also a major setback for those medical patients who have come to rely on marijuana as part of their treatment.
The commerce clause is not a blank check for federal lawmakers, the court has suggested. But the justices have not spelled out exactly where those limits lie.
Specifically at issue in the case was whether Angel Raich and Diane Monson would be permitted to rely on doctor-prescribed marijuana to deal with the pain of chronic illnesses. Ms. Raich was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Ms. Monson experiences what her doctors say is a degenerative spine disease.
Both women have tried a variety of medications but say the side effects have only increased suffering. Their physicians recommended they try marijuana. A 1996 California law permits such use. But federal law bans marijuana as an illegal drug. The law says there is "no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States." Federal drug agents and the US attorney general sought to prosecute Raich and Monson as criminals. Lawyers for the two argued that the federal law impermissibly infringed on California's authority to govern the health and well-being of its residents. Their marijuana was grown locally with local materials and at no time crossed state lines triggering commerce-clause authority, they said.
The majority justices disagreed. In his majority opinion, Justice John Paul Stevens says the federal government has the power to enact a total ban on marijuana use, even when locally grown and used. "

Well I can't say I'm at all suprised by the Feds at all. It also does not surprise me when they take the homes, bank accounts and other assets of sick people that use medical marijuana. It does not surprise me when they put these sick people in prision and deny them the medicine they need to live, until they die. The progressive countries of the world look once more at America's slide toward backwardness and ignorance.
I've seen them stoop to propaganda, robbery, extortion and even murder to force people to accept the lies that they claim are the truth. I don't know when it will end and I am not sure what it will take. Marijuana prohibition reminds me most of all of good old slavery. It takes a whole class of decent human beings and makes them criminals to be exploited and eradicated. I think that only mass resistance from middle America and succesfull ballot initiatives will keep the pressure on the Feds. Perhaps America needs a modern day John Brown to shake it's foundations to the core but with music as the weapon of the future. Good people must strive forward with love in our hearts and if blood is to be spilled, let it be spilled by the Vampires. Eventually every night has its dawn and the Vampires will be caught out in the bright daylight. Then everyone will see who these evil bloodsuckers are and I tell you man, a change is gonna come....


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