Pubdate: Mon, 16 May 2011 Source: Concord Monitor (NH) Copyright: 2011 Monitor Publishing Company Contact: http://drugsense.org/url/WbpFSdHB Website: http://www.concordmonitor.com Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/767 Author: Sarah Levesque HYPOCRITES If the definition of hypocrisy is saying one thing while doing another, than the state Senate showed the epitome of hypocrisy when it tabled House Bill 442, the medical marijuana bill. With a super-majority of Republicans (19 out of 24 members), the Senate should have had plenty of power to override a veto by Gov. John Lynch. The Republican Party has repeatedly stated that President Obama's health care package is unacceptable because it puts the government between the doctor and the patient. This week, the Senate chose to keep the government between the doctor and the patient, by dropping the ball on the medical bill that would allow the doctors to decide what medicine works best for their patients. Senators should have at least had the decency to stand up for their convictions and been held accountable, instead they cowered behind the threat of Lynch's veto. By forcing people to choose between suffering and breaking the law, you are promoting disrespect for the law and those that enforce it. Lynch and all the senators who voted to table this bill should be ashamed of themselves. Sarah Levesque Wilmot - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.