Pubdate: Fri, 05 Feb 2010
Source: Maui News, The (HI)
Copyright: 2010 The Maui News
Author: David Starsoul


Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta (The Maui News, Jan. 22) said, 
"decriminalization of marijuana would make the police job more 
difficult." Then he pontificated about children and their moral choices.

The chief has a right to his opinions. However, being a moral 
authority is above his pay grade. Obviously, he wants to usurp 
personal choice from us all. In a democratic republic, we each ought 
to have the right to choose which medicines we use. The job of the 
police chief is to defend all laws of the state and county that 
employs him and not to pick and choose. Yes, this may be a bit too 
difficult for some people, but it is their choice to accept service or not.

Thousands of medical doctors, logistics, logic and centuries of 
prima-fascia evidence contradict Yabuta's opinion. Decriminalization 
of marijuana would only threaten police job security. Why do 
America's drug policies get created by special interest groups, and 
thugs, rather than medical doctors and scientific facts? President 
Abraham Lincoln said, "A counter-band creates a crime, where once 
there was no crime at all."

When the so-called laws get debunked, the government's dilemma is how 
to release the millions of political prisoners without paying victim 
compensations. Marijuana laws are fraudulent, discriminatory, and 
unconstitutional (like alcohol prohibition was).

Last I checked, the job of all legal officials is to support the U.S. 
Constitution. Amnesty for both sides is the only way to end this 
self-afflicted, unlawful, government war.

David Starsoul

- ---
MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom