Here is the latest on Obama's escalating war on medical cannabis and his ever-expanding list of broken campaign promises. From Reason.com:
Obama Administration Overrides 2009 Ogden Memo, Declares Open Season on Pot Shops in States Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal
Mike Riggs | June 30, 2011
The Department of Justice sent out a memo Wednesday instructing the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration and leading officials in the U.S. Attorneys Office to treat medical marijuana shops as top priorities for prosecutors and drug investigators.
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For anyone that thought things were at least getting better on this issue under the Obama administration, note especially this interesting fact from the artice:
Yet the DEA's medical marijuana raids not only have continued but are more frequent under Obama than they were under George W. Bush. Americans for Safe Access (ASA), which argues that patients who can benefit from marijuana should be able to obtain it legally, counts well over 100 raids in the two years and four months since Obama's inauguration, compared to about 200 during Bush's eight years in office. "The Obama administration really is being more aggressive than the administration of his predecessor," says ASA spokesman Kris Hermes.
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How about it DP Patriots?! This is a front line battle and worth any support we can give.
Since when did these Presidents get it in their head that they are King's with absolute authority, this is truly frightening and it seems no one cares that Presidents are just deciding what rules they want to follow and which they don't.
BREAKING off Drudge!
Geithener set to step down.
You may not like Alex Jones, but you have to admit he has great courage.
Thanks to all the patriots who showed up at the Texas capitol and stood strong against tyranny. Bless you all, you made me proud to be a Texan and an American.
Could radiation from full-body scanners be responsible for a "cancer cluster" among airport security workers? That's what Transportation Security Administration union representatives in Boston have claimed.
Now, the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has obtained documents from the Department of Homeland Security, which EPIC says provide evidence that the government failed to properly test the safety of full-body scanners at airports, and dismissed concerns from airport agents about excessive exposure to the machines' radiation.
The documents, which include emails, radiation test results and radiation studies, were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by EPIC. The advocacy group says they indicate that Homeland Security "publicly mischaracterized" safety findings by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), by suggesting that NIST had "affirmed the safety" of full body scanners.
I'm a newbie around here, and I wasn't a supporter of Ron Paul in 2008. I'm somewhat ashamed to say I voted for John McCain last time (primarily because I thought his anti-earmark stance would help limit corruption). I'm wondering what issues led you to support the liberty movement?
The issue that woke me up was the TSA pat downs that started 7 months ago. It made me ask what is wrong with our country? I've done a lot of reading since then (including two of Dr. Paul's books), and it has changed my world view. I feel like a veil has been lifted. I can no longer stand listening to Rush, Hannity, or O'Reilly any more than I can stomach Maddow, Matthews, or Olbermann.
I had hoped Obama would end the wars, torture, and secret prisons. I was one of the many thousands who called and emailed my legislators to oppose the TARP program of Paulson. At least I understand better now why the government ignores the will of the people. Honestly, I have little faith that the oligarchy that runs our system will allow Ron Paul to win. However, I'm supporting him monetarily as much as I can. I have deep concerns for my children's future, and I can see no better cause to support than liberty.
A new short five minute video I put together to inform people about Ron Paul Enjoy and thankyou!
This is my first post. I would appreciate suggested reading from the group here.
I first became aware of Ron Paul in 2008, as did a lot of Americans. Finally, straight talk on foreign and monetary policy! I'm a 31 year old attorney from Connecticut who has always been a fiscal conservative and social liberal (a CT tradition, kinda.)
Ron Paul is winning even when this kind of articles completely exclude him. This is because GOP is finally again debating about foreign policy.
What’s driving the sudden fissures between Republican presidential candidates on foreign policy?
Whether history, deficits, or politics, the foreign policy splits amount to the most substantive disagreements among the candidates on any policy issue. Even as economic concerns remain paramount, those differences could go a long way toward determining which candidate wins the nomination.
“It’s actually the makings of a big debate in the party,” said Charlie Black, a longtime GOP political operative.
Consider how two of the field’s top candidates have treated Afghanistan: Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty criticized President Obama for withdrawing troops from the Middle East country before the military had won the war outright. But ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman flanked the president on his left, saying Obama made a mistake by not cutting troops faster.
The president, whose own candidacy was propelled by his opposition to the Iraq war, suddenly finds his own foreign policy representing a middle ground of sorts in the GOP primary. Such a reality was unthinkable as recently as 2008, when the GOP candidates—led by eventual nominee John McCain—each espoused a decidedly hawkish view of America’s role in the world.
But the shattering of that consensus isn’t revealing new divisions within the party as much as laying bare old ones. Dating back to Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, R-Mass.—who took on Democratic President Wilson over the League of Nations and won—an isolationist strain has always run through the party, even if it remained on the fringes. The more prominent battle within the GOP, however, has been between Republicans arguing for aggressive foreign intervention, as President Reagan did, or those wary of overseas involvement and promoting a more pragmatic view, like President Nixon.