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Disgusting Conduct of the DEA

Date: 15 September, 2002

By: Chief

Imagehen I first read about the DEA "raid" into the homes of a group of seriously and terminally ill patients I just could not believe it was true. Nobody, thought I, would do or commit such a terrible act.

I was wrong.

While we've got murders, kidnappers and rapists being let out of prison and others committing the same kind of crime, except they haven't been caught, our DEA agents, that we pay for through our tax dollars, are invading and raiding the property of the sick and dying. The crimes these sick and dying have committed? Why, they smoke pot of course ... to stay alive.

Yeah, the DEA agents which were involved in this recent raid, by their own conduct, showed, to me at least, that they are completely out of control. This type of conduct can only happen if the bosses allow it to happen. Hence, the entire DEA organization needs a through house cleaning, from top to bottom — and soon.

It takes a real act of courage on the part of DEA agents (he said, dripping with venomous sarcasm) to break into a home, waving and pointing automatic weapons at people who are in wheel chairs and ordering them to stand up. As Suzanne Pfeil, a member of the Santa Cruz alliance (who had automatic weapons pointed at her) put it:

' "They told me to stand up," said Pfeil, who suffers from post-polio syndrome and uses a wheelchair. "I told them I'm sorry. I can't stand up." '

Suzanne showed courage. She showed backbone. Something the DEA agents involved in that raid were sorely lacking.

People have a right, an inalienable right, to live. Believe it or not, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on that. If pot works for Suzanne and others like her, so be it. It is rather clear that conventional medicines do not.

The inscription on the Statute of Liberty:

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

Breathing free is a great idea. Though I suspect these folks at the Santa Cruz Alliance would be happy to be able to continue breathing — period. One thing is absolutely for certain, no one in this country should ever have to worry about whether they shall live or die because of their medicine.

DEA agents have shown, by their pattern of actions, absolutely no respect for the sovereignty of the several states, the citizens who reside within the several states, liberty, the Constitution or life itself. They are, and this is being quite complimentary, a federally funded street gang.

So, what can We the People do about this beyond the pale conduct by employees of our federal government? I'll tell you what we can and should do — in one word:

Vote

Yeah, what a concept. The general election is fast approaching, November 5th to be exact. All the seats in the House of Representatives are up for sale. 1/3 of the seats in the Senate are also up for sale. Yes, I meant what I said, up for sale.

But wait, there is more to it than that. Don't just vote for any old Democrat or Republican. Think about it. It was a Democratically controlled Congress and White House that first outlawed pot. Ain't that right — FDR. Further, it was a Democratically controlled Congress who passed the legislation, at the request of a Republican President, which formed the DEA. Don't you lie to me — Nixon. And the rest, as we know, is history.

Have either of the two main political parties legalized pot? Have either of the two main political parties clamped down, as in real damned hard, on the DEA? No. And neither one of them will. There is just way to much money in it for our current crop of political representatives to legalize pot and get the DEA of the backs of people. Money from the police unions and/or associations, pharmaceutical companies, turn key associations (prison guards), private prison companies and those idiotic, holier than thou religous zealots. Money equals votes and votes equal power which equals more money. Guess where your favorite Democrat or Republican is going? To those that have the most bucks and everybody else, like Suzanne Pfeil, be damned.

Therefore, instead of contributing toward making the problem even worse (if that is possible), We the People can contribute to solving the problem (and that is possible). Vote third party. After all, we have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Now I'm not going to say which third party candidate to vote for, that is not my business, only yours. But give it a try. If all of us do that, we, not the companies, corporations, associations or religious freaks will, at long last, own Congress. I like that.

We the People need to take matters into our own hands and oust the bums, crooks and thieves which currently are in charge of our government. November 5th is a real opportune time to start such an cause.

We need to start now. Tell your friends, neighbors, coworkers, anyone who will listen. Let them know. Ask them to vote third party.

Unless, that is, you want to be the next Suzanne Pfeil.

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