Pubdate: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
Source: Ventura County Star (CA)
Copyright: 2012 The E.W. Scripps Co.
Author: David J. Ameling


The Constitution was drawn up by the Founding Fathers to protect us 
from a strong central government, such as the one they suffered under 
the King of England. It defined what powers the central government 
had and what powers it didn't have. The powers the central government 
didn't have were left to the states. The central government could not 
tell the people what they could eat, drink, or where to live etc. The 
Founding Fathers also defined how to amend the Constitution. Once the 
Constitution was amended to state we couldn't drink alcohol 
(Prohibition). The citizens and government realized this was a 
mistake and repealed the amendment.

There never was an amendment to the Constitution to restrict the use 
of medical marijuana. Any attempt by the Federal government to 
restrict the rights of states to regulate the use of medical 
marijuana is a violation of the Constitution and should be fought 
through the courts.

- - David J. Ameling,

Newbury Park
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