Roger Christie has been denied bail because the government claims him to be a danger to the community. He cannot be said to be a danger to the community if he has never harmed any member of that community. Why would he start now? Let the government produce a victim before they cast aspersions.
All marijuana use is religious, not just for those who form a church around it. Being high is a state of grace, in which the answers to prayers become known. Even atheists entertain hopes, which are informal prayers. God doesn’t stand on formality.
The public supposes that the U.S.A. has Freedom of Religion. The Christie case proves that the only tolerated churches are those with placebos for sacraments. The state will say that his religion is not a religion, but it's not their call. Religion is not the name of a church. Each person's religion is singular, according to individual conscience. Outlawing the sacrament of cannabis deprives millions of divine feedback. This is contrary to Free Exercise of Religious Liberty.
The intent of prohibition is to prevent a religious revival, such as got off to a false start in the Sixties, and was then driven so far underground by the war on drugs as to be in the grave. Government policy is to maintain the illusion of Freedom of Religion while denying its Free Exercise.
The cost of this policy is dear, but it's paid by the many. The policy exists to garantee pertetual employment of the few, the self-appointed crisis-managers, for the crisis that they manufactured. It's class warfare to retain control of resources and agendas in current hands.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Clifton Ingram faces felony possession of psilocybin in
. His defense will be to appeal to his jury of peers that there is a higher law than the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. The higher law is that “God’s gifts should be celebrated, not used as a cause to arrest folks“. Asheville NC
Mr. Ingram’s own peer group, the double-digit-demographic which approves of accepting God’s gifts, would tend to agree. But prospective jurors must be disqualified if they aren't able to make an objective determination as to if a violation of a lawfully-enacted statute happened. Jurors who feel the statute is unjust cannot be objective. They will be free to go home with no blood on their hands. Look at the size of the jury pools needed to find a panel with the right stuff.
How much has this case already cost the taxpayers? Mr. Ingram is not even alleged to have been bothering anybody. Society is voluntarily shooting itself in the foot.
Mr. Ingram should be given witness-protection for rolling over on the cartel big fish. God and Mother Nature have conspired to provide rain, sunlight, and composted earth for illegal seeds for too long. Their plants manufacture contraband, around the globe, around the clock. Are the masterminds to get off scot-free, while little-guy copycats are selectively prosecuted? We have God’s written confession that it was He who created the seed-bearing plants in the first place (Gen.(1:12). Behold, He pronounces them very good, without remorse for either weed, mushrooms, morning glories, coca, poppies, cacti... Furthermore, He has afflicted humanity with bodies that react to the presence of the taboo molecules in ways that cause people who have had the experience to want further experience. With the help of Mr. Ingram’s incriminating testimony that he gets his psilocybin from God, we should be able to keep Him off the streets for a good long time.
Friday, March 27, 2009
One need not travel to
to find indigenous cultures lacking human rights. China leads the world in percentile behind bars, thanks to the ongoing open season on hippies, commies, and non-whites in the war on drugs. Cops get good performance reviews for shooting fish in a barrel. If we’re all about spreading liberty abroad, then why mix the message at home? Peace on the home front would enhance global credibility. America
The drug czar’s Rx for prison fodder costs dearly, as lives are flushed down expensive tubes, to be paid for by our descendants. My shaman’s second opinion is that psychoactive plants are God’s gift. Behold, it’s all good. When Eve ate the apple, she knew a good apple, and evil prohibition.
Rooting out the number-one cash crop in the land burns tax dollars instead of booking them. Arresting Americans for gardening empowers outlaws to take over
. The DEA says they don’t need no stinking amendment. Political prisoner Marc Emery delivered on Madame Secretary Clinton’s promise to Mexico . He reduced Mexico demand for Mexican pot, by selling seed to American farmers. U. S.
Nixon passed the CSA (Controlled Substances Act of 1970) on the false assurance that the Schafer Commission would later justify criminalizing his enemies, but he underestimated Schafer’s integrity. No amendments can assure due process under an anti-science law without due process itself. Psychology hailed the breakthrough potential of LSD, until the CSA shut down research, and pronounced that marijuana has no medical use.
The RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993) allows Native American Church members to eat peyote. Non-placebo sacraments remain prohibited to everybody else. The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment should protect use of entheogen sacraments to mediate communion for all God’s children. Mortal lawmakers should not presume to thwart the intelligent design that molecular keys unlock spiritual doors.
Freedom of speech presupposes freedom of thought. The Constitution doesn’t enumerate any governmental power to embargo diverse states of mind. Legislators who would limit cognitive liberty lack jurisdiction. How and when did government usurp this power to coerce conformity? The Mayflower sailed to escape coerced religious conformity. Persons who appreciate their own free choice of path in life should tolerate seekers’ self-exploration.
Common-law holds that adults are the legal owners of their own bodies. The Founding Fathers undersigned that the God-given rights of liberty and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable. Socrates said to know your self, and paid the price. The substances are tools. It might not be bad to learn their uses.