Law Enforcement Individuals Can End The War on Drugs

“What, then, is law? As I have said elsewhere, it is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense. Frederic Bastiat

Laws that are unnatural and violate the rights of individuals is not a law and it should not be enforced. The excuse of those who wear a badge and a uniform have for centuries used the excuse “we just enforce the law”. This excuse helped to doom 200 million people who were killed by governments around the world during the 20th century. Governments in reality didn’t kill those unfathomable numbers of people. It was the enforcers of the state “law enforcement” in the police and the military that arrested, imprisoned and executed these people.

Laws do not remove the responsibility and consequences of evil actions taken by those who are merely enforcing them. Only individuals act. Whether it’s in the military, the police force or in Congress, it’s individuals who make decisions to kill, steal or to imprison. Individuals who have become guardians of the state are tasked with violating individual rights due to “laws” on a daily basis. Individuals in uniform have the moral right, the ethical duty and the power to not enforce these unnatural laws that direct them to initiate violence against peaceful individuals.

Police officers, military personnel, DEA agents, and all the other defenders of the state have an amazing opportunity to create peace, prosperity and help millions of people all by not enforcing Drug Prohibition Laws. When law enforcement officers put on the badge, gun and uniform they do not have any special rights. Their rights are the same as any of us. And it’s because of our basic inherent right to self-defense.  Those in law enforcement are being used to protect budgets, fill prisons for profits, keep drug courts flowing and pharmaceutical companies in the black.

Police individuals are risking their life everyday for this. Is it worth it? That is the question everyone who works in law enforcement should ask themselves each day. Is it worth busting someone for the possession of a plant? Is it worth breaking down someone’s door, shooting their dog, and possibly killing them for a plant that has been used for over 10,000 years with no reported deaths due to overdose or allergic reaction? Peanuts kill more people than cannabis. Should law enforcement be used to raid the Jiffy plant?

If you wear a gun and a badge you are to enforce the law. Not the law of man but the natural law. This natural law is simply the recognition that each individual (including law enforcement agents) own themselves. Everyone has sovereignty over their own mind and their own body. It is everyone’s right to consume and produce what they choose to unless it violates the natural rights of others. If someone does initiate force against another, then that is where the police come in.

Protection of persons and property from harm is what the original intent and the only “lawful” use of force in society. That is an extension of self-defense. Law Enforcement officers can choose to not participate in no-knock warrants, to breaking down doors looking for drugs, or busting people who possess Cannabis. If the legislature will not act then it is every cops moral responsibility to act to nullify Drug Prohibition.

Right now your unions, your bosses, and all those who wield political power to enrich themselves are fighting with everything they have to keep Cannabis and other drugs illegal. Why is that? Because if they don’t their budgets will shrink, they will lose power and their pockets will be less full. It is sad when people profit from the suffering of others that they cause. You don’t have to a part of that system. You no longer need to be the instruments of evil of these people who don’t care about you or anyone else but themselves. Small actions taken by individuals added up together over time can create a revolution.

Jacky Hunt is a perfect example of those in power who profit from the War on Drugs. He is director of the drug task force in Kentucky and now complaining because hemp is legal to grow in that state. He said recently after spending who knows how much tax payer money surveilling a legal hemp grow “Law Enforcement fought tooth and nail with the implementation of this program. For me as a drug task director, I am looking for the potential for abuse…We already have so much to battle, and now we have a crop out there for all intense purposes looks exactly like the crop we are fighting against.”

Do you want to be on the side with that guy? He is saying that law enforcement is in a war against a crop. How insane is that? The problem is that crops don’t bleed, they don’t have families that miss them when they are gone, they don’t have property that can be stolen, and they don’t pay taxes. The real war is against individuals and their inherent rights. The real war is all about control, money, and violence. That man has a chance to change the world by simply stating that all Cannabis should be legal and that would free up cops to go after those who steal, murder and rape. Cannabis doesn’t do any of those things.

You are being used, you are being put in harms way, you are being told to hurt, kidnap, and kill people over a plant. You are better than that. Your life is worth more than that. The person’s life who chooses to use or not use drugs, is worth more than that. Police Unions, Correction Officer Unions, Directors of Drug Task Forces, and all those who gain power and profits from using you to steal, kidnap and murder, believe that your life and the individuals in society are disposable, unimportant, and have no natural rights.

Every individual has the right to self-defense, to consume and produce what they choose and to associate with whomever they choose to. The individuals who wear a gun and a costume don’t have any rights beyond what everyone else has. Each individual in Law Enforcement has the ability to ignore unjust laws, has the duty to refuse to invade someone’s home over a “crop”, and should immediately refuse to take someone’s life simply for growing or owning a plant.

Ending the enforcement of Drug Prohibition in the state of Georgia and across America is the fastest way to create a more peaceful and prosperous society and to reduce the violence between individuals whether they are wearing a badge or not. If you are interested more in this subject please visit Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. They have tens of thousands of former Law Enforcement Officers who are speaking out against the failed drug war. You have a responsibility to yourself to hear the other side. You are filled with propaganda all day long about the war on drugs. It’s time that all Law Enforcement to see what that the War on Drugs really is and that’s a war on people.

If you want to join LEAP I will personally pay the membership fee for the first 100 current Law Enforcement Agents who want to join.

You have the power to end the war overnight. You can read Frederic Bastiat’s “The Law” free on Mises.org:

https://mises.org/system/tdf/thelaw.pdf?file=1&type=document

Creating a Freer tomorrow by acting today

Brad Miller

 

Ten Reasons to Legalize Cannabis today

The drug war against growers, sellers and of users of Cannabis is a war against society itself.

Cannabis is a plant. It has been smoked inhaled and ingested by human beings for thousands of years. It is safe, has many medical benefits and it makes you feel good.

Here are the top ten reasons to end the Prohibition on Pot.

1. THE INSANE COST: Over a trillion dollars has been spent on the drug war in the last 40 years. Most of that has been spent on stopping the growers, sellers and buyers of Marijuana.

2. THE GROWTH OF POLICE STATE: The drug war empowers police to violate the privacy of any person on the planet. It has fueled the militarization of the police from the DEA down to the local police SWAT team.

3. REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH: Not only has a Trillion dollars been stolen from tax payers to fuel the Drug Warriors directly, police departments across the country split over 1.6 billion in seized property related to drug crimes each year. This is a massive redistribution of wealth from society to the state.

4. ALLEVIATION OF NEEDLESS SUFFERING: Tens of thousands of sick people already have gained enormous benefit from smoking Cannabis and millions more would benefit if it were legal. Cannabis is a proven anti-nausea and anti-vomiting treatment which has been shown effective in thousands of cancer and AIDS patients across the country. The idea that Cannabis is a medicine is nothing new, over a hundred papers were written about the benefits of plant were written between 1840 and 1900 enumerating the many maladies the miracle medicine relieved.The active ingredients in Cannabis relieves pain and does so without the liver destroying side effects and addictive properties of percocet, vicodin or Oxycontin. Cannabis also lessens the symptoms of everything from migraines to menstrual cramps. It could also be a very effective reliever of the symptoms of the FLU and virus as well. Cannabis reduces the effects of auto-immune disorders such as Chron’s Disease and Psoriasis. And it is one of the most effective treatments for Glaucoma.

5. LOWER HEALTH CARE COSTS: Not only is Cannabis effective against a whole host of diseases, it is also very cheap to grow and harvest. If it weren’t for the Prohibition induced premium on the plant t, it is estimated that each “dose” would cost less than two dollars. Instead of paying the drug companies for their side-effect inducing factory made medicine you could grow your own at home. It would also eliminate millions of trips to the doctor and emergency rooms because people could treat themselves for many ailments.

6. LOWER PRISON POPULATION: Over 20,000,000 individuals were incarcerated due to Cannabis busts in the last 40 years. That is a boom for the private prison industry but a disaster for taxpayers and the people who were busted. Think about the lawyer and court costs of those 20,000,000 people who were incarcerated. This financial burden along with lost time on a job means many families of the incarcerated suffer horrbile finacial burdens. This leads to more and more dependence on the state and taxpayers ultimatley pick up the tab. While in prison many non-violent drug offenders are put in with hardened criminals and when released begin a life of real crime, against property and persons. Having the largest prison population on the planet makes us less safe and all of us less prosperous.

7. LESS VIOLENCE IN SOCIETY: If politicians really want to save lives they should be falling all over each other to legalize Cannabis. A government study done on soldiers in the 1930’s showed definitively that smoking Marijuana decreases violent tendencies in men. The recommendation then was to allow individuals in the United States to legally purchase pot. Of course the opposite happened and in the 1930’s Marijuana Prohibition started in earnest and the destructive War on Drugs began. The Drug War fuels the violence between Cops and dealers and between the dealers themselves in this country and around the world. If pot were legal than maybe the 40,000 individuals who have been killed in the Cartel Wars along the US/Mexican border might still be alive today. Prohibition leads to violence. Smoking Pot doesn’t.

8. IT’S THE SAFEST INTOXICANT ON PLANET EARTH: Cannabis is exponentially safer than Tobacco and Alcohol. These two over the counter legal substances have led to the deaths of over 440,000 Americans just in the last year. Do you know how many cases of emphysema or other lung related deaths have been caused by Marijuana? The answer is ZERO. Do you know how many people had overdosed on Marijuana in the last 5000 years? The answer is zero. It is medically impossible to OD on the stuff. (I am not for banning either alcohol or tobacco.)

9. CANNABIS USE  STRENGTHENS SOCIETY: Cannabis is a herb that encourages socialization. Humans are social animals. We all need to have regular positive contact with other human beings. In this ever isolated society, Cannabis brings people together in a positive way.

10. CANNABIS HELPS WITH CREATIVITY: Cannabis has been shown to help thousands of people to increase their creative output. The typical image of a person who uses pot is the “Stoner” and that image is mostly incorrect. Sure there are those who smoke pot because they just enjoy it and want to relax and there is nothing wrong with that. But there are a lot of people out there who smoke pot not because they want to do less in life, but because they want to do more and to enjoy it. For me the perfect example is Joe Rogan. He is a stand up comedian, UFC commentator, black belt in Brazilian jujitsu, host of one of the most successful podcasts on the planet and creator of his own clothing line. This guy is a doer and he smokes a lot of Cannabis.

And the Main Reason to Legalize Cannabis is because…

YOU OWN YOUR BODY: You have the God-given right to stick whatever you want down your pie-hole. Cannabis makes you feel better, whether it’s because you had a rough day at work or because you have cancer. There are no reasons why adult individuals in the “So Called Land of the Free” shouldn’t be able to go down to the liquor store and choose between a twelve pack of budlight or an ounce of bud.

Freedom is not divisible. If you believe in limited government, lower taxes, and more individual freedom than you must support the legalization of Cannabis.

Brad Miller
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(Full disclosure: I don’t smoke the stuff but I think everyone should have the right to if they choose)