Originally posted by Venus
You need to wake the F*%& up !! If you are so strong and without defects then why do you smoke weed? If you are so unhappy with the laws in this
country, why are you still here? It is my belief that you are so defensive about this issue because you got caught. Please...if you will....tell me
the story. How much did you get caught with and what was the "OH SO BAD PUNISHMENT" you received. I see you are free to post on the internet...I
see you are allowed to speak your mind....I see you are still using and doing whatever it is you think is right to your own body. Other then
protecting society (which is me and mine) what others ways is the government keeping you from smoking weed?
I like smoking pot. It relaxes me. I've always been rather high strung by nature. I was also born with Tourette's Syndrome, and I believe certain
illegal drugs have played an enormous part in all but alleviating what was previously a much worse problem.
The gov't is not keeping me, or anyone else, from smoking weed. They just want to destroy your life if they do happen to catch you. And 99% of the
time, it's because of some other incident when they do. I don't want to go into any major detail about my personal life, but I'll give you a for
instance. (Well, I wasn't planning on going into detail, anyway)
When I was busted, about 8 years ago now, it was because I was driving my car on an icy road in the south. Well, I'd lived in the north, where
driving on the ice was normal every day activity....just part of life.
There was a huge downgrade, which then immediately turned into an upgrade. Any idiot knows that if you don't get enough speed to make it up an icy
hill, you'll slide back down to the bottom. This is a real problem if you just came down a hill of the same size. See?
At this particular time, I happened to run upon a very slow moving vehicle. It was a brand new white Bronco, similar to the kind O.J. made his famous
I knew there was no way in hell my little Maxima was going to make it up that hill unless I got up a little speed, and this guy was going to cause me
to get stuck at the bottom of this ravine! So, I passed him.
As I passed him in a legal passing zone (not exceeding the speed limit, mind you), I noticed the city police stickers on the side of this vehicle.
To make a long story short, they pulled me over, I had an open beer. (It was my first one. I wasn't drunk or anything.) So, they asked me if they
could search my car. I said "No", and they decided that I was under arrest, even though I'd managed to stand on one foot and touch my nose on glare
ice without so much as slipping. They found a container of mercury in my glove compartment, which was for a set of vacuum gauges I used for syncing
motorcycle carbs. They then accused me of making bombs!
It wasn't long after they trashed my car, that they found about half a gram of weed in
my console. So, off to jail I went. I blew a .07 on the alcohol test, and the state limit was .08, so I would've been ok there, if it wasn't for the
weed they'd found. It seems, if you're caught with any kind of drugs, they won't drop a DUI, even if you blew under the limit.
Anyway, years later, and after an appeal, they charged me with both possession and DUI, and proceeded to take every cent I could possibly save for the
next few years. (Not to mention how much money I'd spent on a lawyer after they determined that I made too much money to have a public defender. You
really have to be unemployed to receive free legal representation, so, if you don't have tons of money, you're pretty much screwed.) As if all this
wasn't bad enough, they made me pay to go to DUI classes and AA meetings, which I was expected to get to, even though they took my license.
7 years after, I went to a concert with some friends. I hadn't even smoked pot in quite some time. The smell was everywhere. People were passing
joints like it was no big deal. Well, someone passed me one. Immediately after I took a toke, two undercover cops walked up and told me I was under
arrest. I found out later that the man who handed me the roach was a cop. (Entrapment has no meaning anymore - they call them "stings") Since I'd
had some trouble in the past, this was now a felony. (BTW, it turned out to be .09 grams) Although I got the charges dropped by jumping through
multiple hoops and once again spending my entire life savings (and then some), they again made damn sure my life was ruined for at least the next 5
years. Keep in mind, I've never committed any violent crimes, larceny, or anything else that could even be considered to harm or violate anyone else
in the least.
Why don't I leave the country? I have no fu*king money!!!
Originally posted by Venus
You say that like it's a bad thing
Yes. That's a sickening thing, when you're agnostic. Being court ordered to take part in religious meetings? It's just one more example of idiots
trying to force their beliefs on me.
Being how I look down upon people who are so desperate they're willing to put all of their blind faith into
anything, I didn't fit in very well at all. I felt like I was in a room full of fake people....grasping onto whatever shred of hope they could find.
People tend to confuse hope with faith, IMO. It's a common mistake.
From my perspective, people like you are the entire problem. You and your kind are responsible for laws that attempt to inflict your narrow thinking
on me and millions of others like me. It's a desperate attempt to control the uncontrollable. We'd all be so much happier if you and yours could
just learn what me and mine have always known. Live and let live.
[Edited on 2-9-2003 by Satyr]