Pubdate: Wed, 20 Nov 2002
Source: Crimson White, The (Edu, Univ of Alabama)
Copyright: 2002 The Crimson White
Author: Mack McLeod
Related: Alabama Marijuana Party


In accepting your nation's highest office, the president swears an oath,
but not to uphold the laws of the nation, not to provide jobs, a stable
economy or to protect the country from its enemies. The president swears
his oath to "defend the constitution of the United States." It's stupid to
expect an oath has any meaning in our modern age. Promises are just window
dressing, a ceremony of Hollywood proportions, to look good for the cameras.

Arresting this activist for a few seeds is an obvious attempt to stop the
tide of people who believe that marijuana should be legalized.

In a free country, people have the right to peacefully oppose the law. The
right to seek change is fundamental to a free society and was the
foundation of the movement that created the United States and wrote its

In our modern times, dissidence is too dangerous to allow, and anyone who
disagrees with the government must be jailed. Absolute state control is a
necessity, just like it is in those places I was raised to despise because
I grew up in a "free country," next door to the people who invented the
term and still, for some reason, pretend to uphold it.

Mack McLeod

Ontario, Canada
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MAP posted-by: Larry Stevens