. . . ““This is a change so obviously sensible, squeezing out the crooks and allowing the authorities to concentrate on graver crimes, that no other country has made it,” The Economist quipped. “If others followed suit, and other narcotics were included, the damage such drugs wreak on the world would be drastically reduced.” . . . Read Complete Report
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It might be better if Eric Holder spent more time cleaning up the rogue NSA than trying to keep the individual States from insuring the ‘one citizen – one vote’ law. North Carolina is demanding that voters identify themselves with proper ID at the polls. Holder clams it would be a problem for poor people and ‘people of color’ to get an ID. Yet, the same people who Eric Holder says would be placed under a hard-ship to get an ID to vote must present 2 IDs to receive food stamps and other government hand-outs and they don’t seem to have a problem getting those services. Lets face it, in today’s troubled times we need to know who is voting just as well as we need to know who is buying a pack of cigarettes at the local 7-11.
It’s actually a no brainer why this administration is fighting to try and keep voters from identifying themselves… if IDs were required illegal aliens and the election liberal zombies (those who vote more than once and those dirt-nap voters famous for getting out of their graves on election day and heading for the polls) wouldn’t be able to stuff the ballot box with the votes needed to elect people who’s agenda is the One World Order. . . . EDITOR
The Justice Department is suing North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over its tough new voting rules, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday. “By restricting access and ease of voter participation, this new law would shrink, rather than expand, access” to voting, Holder said at a news conference. “Allowing limits on voting rights that disproportionately exclude minority voters would be inconsistent with our ideals as a nation.” The lawsuit is the latest effort by the Obama administration to counter a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed states, many of them in the South, from strict federal oversight of their elections. . . . Read Complete Report
It’s no surprise that the pharmaceutical industry is heavily regulated – after all, lives are on the line. But who writes these regulations, and how much, if any, influence does the industry have on the legislators passing the laws? According to industry critics, the worlds of private money and public policy are closer than you might assume. Watch this Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know video to learn more about the intersection between politics, money and pharmaceutical powers.
Nixon famously insisted that whatever the President does is legal, by definition. Nixon learned otherwise, but only because the media-government complex ousted him from office. Now with media liberal superstar Obama, all bets are off. As John Glaser writes,
In which John explains how the United States arrived at Sequestration, while also describing what exactly the Sequester is. Along the way, he explores deficits and debts and other matters of governmental budgets. It’s bananas.
It’s interesting to note that changing laws etc. state by state seems to be the secret answer as to how to regain our lost freedoms. First the Pot Prohibition Civil War going on between individual states, now state individually returning to safe and sane money. It’s too early to celebrate, but I seem to see fresh change on the horizon. . . . EDITOR
Arizona passes law making gold and silver legal tender
PUBLISHED: 18:38 EST, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:50 EST, 10 April 2013
States are now rushing to push bills through allowing for gold and silver to be recognized as legal tender as politicians fear that the U.S. economy is going to collapse.
The push from states like Arizona, which passed through their House of Representatives on Monday allowing gold and silver to be considered legal tender, comes as conservatives fear that the Federal Reserve is running the country’s economy into a deep hole. . . . Read Complete Report
Gold An Silver May Become Legal Tender Again In Arizona Or Indiana!!!
Published on Feb 22, 2013
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday took the first steps to making such coins legal tender in Arizona. SB 1439 would give them the same legal status as the bills and coins authorized by Congress.
Nothing in the proposal by Sen. Chester Crandell, R-Heber, would force anyone to actually accept these coins as payment for any debt. Their use would be voluntary.
What do P-Diddy, Cameron Diaz, Nicki Minaj, Ron Howard and Mark Wahlberg all have in common? Aside from being ridiculously famous and wealthy, they all support the reformation of drug laws in this country. More than 175 actors, artists, athletes and elected officials signed on to an open letter to President Obama today, asking him to change our drug policy laws from punitive, harsh jail times to one that favors evidence- based prevention and rehabilitation. . . . Read Complete Report
Kentucky Industrial Hemp Legislation Becomes Law Without Governor’s Signature
by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director
April 5, 2013
On Friday, April 5th, Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky stated that he will let Kentucky’s industrial hemp measure become law without his signature. Gov. Beshear had expressed concerns that marijuana growers could hide their illegal growing operations with hemp plants. Despite his concerns, he allowed the measure to become law without his signature and did not veto the legislation. . . . Read Complete Report
Texas lawmakers are proposing legislation that will ban the use of drones in the state’s airspace. House Bill 912 is being called the toughest drone law in the US, and the Lone Star State is joining a group of other states putting their foot down when it comes to the use of unmanned aircraft. RT’s Ramon Galindo brings us more on the growing anti-drone trend.
by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications DirectorJanuary
The votes this past November in Colorado and Washington to regulate marijuana for adults have sparked a fire of change that seems to be spreading across the country. This month, both state and federal legislatures will return to work to kick off the 2013 legislative session and it is already shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent memory for marijuana reformers. Bills are already slated to be introduced in states such as Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Texas – with many more to be introduced in the coming weeks. It is very likely that on top of federal legislation coming down the pipeline, nearly two dozen marijuana reform measures will also be introduced across the country in various states. NORML will be providing you withAction Alerts as new bills are introduced, easily allowing you to contact your elected officials and ask them to support these important reform measures. . . . Read Complete Report