posted on Aug, 31 2013 @ 04:38 PM
Police Unhappy with Holder's Decision on MJ
Poor policemen, blindsided by this decision, never saw it coming. How could they know the voice and vote of the people would carry any weight in
today's society? I expect since the measure was passed by the voters last November, 9 months ago, they have been anxiously awaiting marching orders to
trample through living rooms and put an end to this exercise of democratic freedom. After all, for what purpose were all those new shiny new urban
assault vehicles given to them other than to violently put down the vote of the people? We can't have a popular uprising however legally and
constitutionally it was carried out.
Let's not jump the gun and say the Drug War is over. There are still the users and traffickers of those other more dangerous substances to go after,
though their numbers are much smaller and hardly comprise a valid statistic that warrants police officers to get up in the morning and go to work to
It at first seems obvious their discontent is largely due to Drug War economics and the power it carries to force intrusions into peoples' homes and
private spaces, and that those will now rapidly lose their justifications. But we also have to expect some others will just be slow to accept changes
and can't expect them to warm up to peoples' hard sought-after and fought for liberties. The same can be said here on ATS. If we declare this Drug War
over we lose the privilege of even mentioning the little green plant. Although there are many uses and industrial applications for MJ we are a very
long way from having the freedom to grow enough to make a new shirt fom, weave a rope, or consider it an essential for our SHTF survival/restart
civilization garden. We are miles away from that and only recreational use has been granted. Count our victories on one finger.
Recreational drug use has been a visible, active, and jubilant part of our society for 80 years, after the imposition of a brief period of prohibition
that didn't exactly work out well. Alcohol has been our gateway drug into accepting recreational drug use as an accepted and welcomed part of our
daily lives. We can't expect the victory just handed down to us from our Justice Department to give us free reign to discuss this matter though, at
least not with the cavalier manner we can freely speak of lcohol consumption in these forums and empaticall declare how we're going to pop a cork and
get wasted or Miller time ourselves right up to bed time. One needn't even be of legal age to speak that openly here.
I hope that attitude does not carry over to this newly granted pasttime. Somehow that sort of dialog just does not seem appropriate here on ATS
however readily it is accepted in the context of drinking ourselves into oblivion. There are critical matters that should be hashed-out here during
this transition time, matters that concern our basic freedoms and life choices in regards to this restored liberty. But I don't expect staff and admin
at ATS to be any more accepting of our liberties than the uniformed police officers that are now wondering how they will spend their day or make
inroads past our privacies. I am curious how this will play out, but don't expect the "anti's" to go down without a fight.
edit on 31-8-2013 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)