Governments If You Really Want To Stop Heroin And Opiate Deaths: Then Legalize Marijuana Now

 

I know that there are folks who have read this title and had all kinds of different emotions flow over them and this is understandable. Here in the U.S. big government and big media have a long history of distorting what the truth is concerning marijuana. I credit the mainstream media for simply being stupid and running with whatever the federal government tells them. Big government and by big government I do mean from city, county, state and federal organizations where some are just ignorant, some are corrupt, and some are both concerning the concept of making marijuana legal again for the people to consume like a lot of folks do wine, champagne or beer. Yet it has been in the interest of different governments, police agencies and some big lobbyist groups to keep marijuana illegal for their own financial profits they make from such an hypocritical system. Now I know that a lot of folks who read my articles are a bit confused about my stance on legalizing marijuana or even mad at me because the underlying theme on by blog is Christianity. This is true, yet what is the title of my blog site? It is Truth Troubles isn’t it? In my belief system Christianity is Truth so truth troubles is about speaking the truth even if it is something that goes against what we hear in Church, the media, or from the government. Throughout Scripture in the Old Testament and the New Testament we are told many times that wine and alcohol were given to us humans for our enjoyment, but we are also told not to be gluttonous when we are partaking of them. God also gave mankind plants like Mandrake for our enjoyment. Remember back to the founding Fathers of Israel, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, remember Isaac had two wives of which his favorite was Rebecka and how she gave his other wife some of her Mandrake so that she could get to sleep with Isaac that night even though it wasn’t her turn? Mandrake does the same type of things as marijuana does as far as giving a person a ‘buzz’, if it is okay for the founding Fathers of Israel and their wives, you get the picture? Even here in America our own Founding Fathers like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin grew pot in their own personal gardens. Think about this for a moment, the night that Rebecca got to sleep with Isaac when it wasn’t her turn is the night she was impregnated with Jacob, the man who’s 12 sons the 12 tribes of Israel are named after. Remember that the first reported miracle of Jesus was turning water into wine and no it was obviously not ‘grape juice’ or the ‘governor’ of the party would not have referred to it as the best. As Christians we all have to quit acting like hypocrites on these issues.

 

I was born in 1956 and the first time I ever tried ‘pot’ was when I was 17, it was just some cheap homegrown that was so weak that it didn’t do anything to me. I was probably about 22 or 23 before I smoked marijuana again yet I was around lots of folks who did smoke it literally every day  when they could afford to buy it. In fact just about everyone I knew smoked it at least every once in a while. Most all of these people that I have known throughout the years didn’t even drink alcohol and if they did it was just an occasional beer. None of these people used any of the ‘hard drugs’ like Crack, Heroin or were users of pills. A lot of the people that I have known throughout my life who were able to keep smoking a little ‘pot’ in the evenings and on weekends at their homes never ever did go onto other type of drugs, not even alcohol. The Government and the big Media like to call marijuana a “gateway” drug, saying that when most people start off smoking pot that they progress into the harder drugs, the way in which they frame their argument is a lie, period.

 

The people that I know who have gone onto harder drugs like Heroin and opioid pills is because those drugs tend to flush out of a person’s system in about 72 hours. People have always throughout human history have wanted to have something they can have for relaxation and for a gentle ‘buzz’. When the U.S. Government decided to act stupid and classify marijuana a level one drug like Heroin and encouraged all businesses to start doing pre-employment and random drug screens on their workers almost all of the people that I know quit smoking marijuana because it stays in a person’s system for at least 30 days and they could not afford to lose their jobs. Most all of the people that I know who did quit smoking pot started drinking alcohol in place of it. Unfortunately there are millions of people who instead of smoking marijuana did turn to the real hard drugs. So, in a since, yes marijuana did become a ‘gateway’ drug in that people quit using it because it stayed in their systems so long that millions of people who would have never gone onto drugs other than marijuana have done so and the result is thousands of people are dying every year because of these hard drugs. Marijuana has never ever even killed one person! Now let’s look at states like Colorado since they made marijuana legal for adults, checkout the amount of overdose deaths from before they made marijuana legal and then sense they made it legal. I am no computer whiz to say the least so I will leave your investigations up to you, but I do ask you to check out the stats. I remember reading a Colorado newspaper online about two or three months ago concerning this issue and the results were rather stark, the amount of overdose deaths are way down as they are in Washington State.

 

Truth is that all this “war on marijuana” has done is to put a lot of money into drug cartels pockets and cost hundreds of thousands of people their lives. Our Nation’s policies are idiotic, un-Christian and un-Jewish as well as being immoral. If our government was really interested in cutting down on overdose deaths from these hard drugs thus cutting down on the amount of these drugs coming into our country and giving drug cartels billions of dollars each year then they would create a system where pot is treated like beer or wine. Marijuana should be made to be cheaper than Heroin, Morphine or Crack. States who have actually done what the people of their states have voted for (when they have been allowed to vote on the issue, places like here in Kentucky refuse to allow a vote on it) the States have benefited with hundreds of millions in new tax revenue along with creating thousands of new jobs to help spur their economies. When our Government decided to create this “war on drugs” they through their own ignorance and hypocrisy took a benign medically helpful God-given Erb away from the people and have been the driving force behind the reason that millions of people worldwide are now dead. If our Nation was actually serious about stopping thousands of people from dying each year to drug overdoses then they need to get a clue and make marijuana totally legal in Our Country just like beer and wine is.

This Is My Opinion How To Make U.S. Presidential Elections Much More Fair And Honest

 

Folks, I floated this idea by my wife on Election Night a couple of weeks ago and after giving it a lot of thought we decided that it sounds like a pretty good idea, now see what you think of it. When I was a kid and I first learned of the Electoral College I thought that it sounded like a horrible idea. Then after studying the history of the issue it really ticked me off. The Founding Fathers thought that ‘We The People’ were actually to stupid to elect our own Officials so they put in a ‘cheat formula’ sort of like the current day Democrats do with their ‘Super Delegates’.  The Democratic leadership has proven that they have no interest in letting the people, Democrats or otherwise to get to elect their party’s nominee. In my honest opinion, this is why Donald Trump is the President-Elect today and not Bernie Sanders, it is the fault of the Elite who run the DNC. When I was a kid back in the 1960’s I remembered studying to find if the people had ever voted one way just to have the Electoral College vote another person into the Presidency. I was only able to find one time where it had happened and it was back in the early 1800’s, I remember thinking how irate the American people would be if this ever happened in these ‘modern’ times. I honestly thought that it never would, then the 2000 election came along and Al Gore beat George W. Bush by about half a million votes but the Supreme Court gave the election to Mr. Bush by one electoral vote. The people sat on their hands and did nothing. Now just 16 years later it has happened again. It looks like Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by over two-million votes but she got her butt kicked in the Electoral College vote. You know, when the Founding Fathers set up our political system maybe they were right, the American people do seem to be ignorant sheep. Remember though that when they put in the phrase ‘All People Are Created Equal’ they were only referring to ‘White Male Landowners.’ You know, our ‘Founding Fathers’ had some serious issues.

 

Okay, now I will get to the meat of this article which is the idea about how to make the Presidential Elections more fair. I don’t like the Electoral system because I do not believe that it creates equality Nationwide. Yet if we only count the popular vote then Presidential hopefuls would only visit or care about the States with the biggest population centers, in fact they would only concern themselves with the biggest cities. Why would they bother wasting time and money on States like Wyoming, North or South Dakota or Alaska, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada or Utah? You can see where the current Democratic Party has been doing this in recent elections, this time, it cost them the White House. Here is my suggestion for your thoughts. So as to make the Presidential Elections much more equal and fair so that every State has equal representation like we all do with Federal Senators (2 each) no matter how big, small, or populated a State is, or not. Keep an Electoral College (sort of) but with this huge change, every State gets one vote. Whomever wins a State’s popular vote gets that State’s one vote. We have 50 States, if there is a tie of 25 each then and only then we look at the ‘popular vote’ to see who won the most votes Nationwide, then give the Election to the one who won the most total votes. If our political system ever gets to where we have more that the two big contenders let’s say a viable third, fourth or fifth political party to where their Candidate’s win States but no Candidate won at least the 25 States then one week later have another election with only the top two finishers on the ballot. I personally believe this system would be better than what some Countries do with their ‘Coalition’ Governments. That system is a train wreck because it causes too many elections and gives way to much power to a very small Party that happens to be part of the Ruling Coalition, they know that all they have to do is to threaten to leave the Coalition and they can bring down the whole Government. Okay folks, that’s it, what do you think of this idea?

When Is The Best Time To Assassinate Your Country’s Dictator?

 

When is the best time to actually go through with pulling the trigger to end the life of another person? Is there ever a time to kill that God would forgive us for doing it? When you personally live in a country where you have a dictator who runs your country with an iron fist against the public, is it ever okay to eliminate them from the land of the breathing? Most of these leaders usually tend to call themselves by titles like ‘President or Prime Minister’ in an effort to make themselves look more legitimate to the rest of the world. There are cases that some of these mass murderers stick with their military titles like General or in the case of the former ruler of Libya where he kept his title of Colonel. Fair open and honest regular scheduled elections tend to be something that dictators may use to get into power in the first place but once in power decide to not ever have honest open elections ever again. But still the question begs the answer, is it ever okay to stoop to the level of a mass murderer for the purpose of putting a little gray pill between their eyes? Do you ever feel that it is okay to kill another person? What if a person or persons are breaking into your home and they are armed and they start shooting at you and your family, would you shoot back at them?

 

Today in this world we all live in we have countries where many millions of people live in fear of their own lives being taken by evil leaders who only use their citizens as pawns of labor. Some will say that we here in America today are living in such a situation with our current two-party political system. There is no doubt that we the people have almost no actual voice at all with the political elite and that our nations security agencies are a danger to all of the population. Even with the evil that does permeate many agencies and politicians I do feel that we here in America have more freedoms than the people of most countries. I personally would not consider putting a round into any of our current leaders, at least not at this time. This issue of any government who wants the people helpless against the government itself shows their evil, not your evil. The American Constitution was drawn up by people who had just come from Nations where the governments had all the weapons and all the power and the people were run over like they were of less value than a rabid dog. The Founding Fathers of our country knew the importance of the people being able to defend themselves from the government in case the Government became evil. Killing these traitors (the ability to be able to if it became necessary) was and is necessary for any society to be able to remain free. Also being able to be armed is/was a central issue for the public to be able to be a “National Guard” to back up our nations military if our nation came under attack from a foreign nation.

 

The center theme of this blog is and was about Dictators like the people in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Burma had. The world is still full of these mass murderers in countries like Syria, North Korea, Iran, and Russia just to name a very few. I used these bigger nations as examples because their names are better known to the general public but there are dozens more around the world. I know that some people are balking at Iran and Russia being on my short list and that is certainly okay for you to disagree with me, so I will explain why I included these two on my list. With Iran and Russia they both have elections just like Syria and America do, so why should they be included you may think. When you have an election like the one they just had in Syria where the current President (Dictator) won 99% of the vote you must realize the impossibility of such a human event ever happening. Do you remember Saddam when he was ‘President’ of Iraq how he would win all the elections with around that same 99% mark? In the country of Iran I said they are ruled by a tyrant (Dictator) whose name starts with ‘The Supreme Ruler’ Khomeini. The elections for the Presidents office and all of the lower offices mean nothing at all to this man, after all he is ‘The Supreme Ruler’. Nothing happens in that country unless he signs off on it. Now let’s go to the great country of Russia. Russia is great because of the same reason that America is still great, it is because of our people. President Putin took power over Russia in 1999. He was only allowed by law to be in power for two five-year terms as President so after those ten years he just created the position of Prime Minister so he could keep power for that five-year stent, then he simply ran for the office of President again after that five-year break. Mr. Putin is now 63 and his domestic policies are destroying the economy as he and his closest friends have made billions for themselves. Sounds a lot like why American politicians try to stay in office/power for decades.

 

Still the meaning of this article today is do we/you/I/or me, do we have the right to kill another person even if that person is a Dictator? Think about the nation of Turkey today, in my opinion the ‘President” of Turkey is a Dictator whom is constantly putting the population of his Nation in harm’s way because of his political and military actions in that region of the world. Do the people of Turkey have the right to kill him? How about in Iran? How about when a Nation has a totally insane person in a position of total domination like in North Korea? Should those people have the right or even the obligation to kill this mass murderer? This post is in the same format as I use on this blog regularly, to get the readers to think for themselves, so what do you think?