Pubdate: Thu, 18 Dec 2008
Source: Reno News & Review (NV)
Copyright: 2008, Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Michael J. Dee


Why is the press aiding and abetting the deprivation of rights under
the color of law?

Millions of Americans have been arrested and their property has been
seized for violating the marijuana laws.

Millions of us have the right to question the validity of these laws
and are denied the right to due process of law.

Marijuana is still illegal because the judiciary does not recognize
marijuana users as persons and does not recognize marijuana as
property. Only persons and property under the Constitution's Fourth
and Fifth Amendments are protected from unreasonable deprivation of
liberty and property.

Lawyers and judges deny the enforcement of the marijuana laws affect
individual rights to privacy, liberty and property secured by the
Fourth and Fifth Amendments.

The courts claim no rights are affected by the enforcement of the
marijuana laws because marijuana is not a fundamental right. Judicial
review is the rational basis test not the reasonableness standard of
the Fourth amendment. Reasonable criminal laws are to protect the
rights of others from an individual's activities.

This year, without review, the U.S. Supreme Court is saying that it is
rational to search and seize my person, house papers and effects for
violating the marijuana laws.

The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution of the United States
on Dec. 15, 1791. What happened to the Fourth and Fifth Amendment of
the Bill of Rights?

Michael J. Dee

Windham, Maine
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